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Follow the Drinking Gourd

Narrated by: Morgan Freeman
Length: 26 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Morgan Freeman reads this story, accompanied by music by Taj Mahal. Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family's escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures all the drama of a perilous flight to freedom, told through the experience of a young girl. For ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series American Heroes and Legends. A recipient of the Parents' Choice Silver Honors.

Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations, and continue to offer powerful lessons for today's audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library!

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  • katunka
  • 28-11-19

Story Told Very well

this is a pretty neat story. About how they gained their freedom and was United with their father. And were saved from being separated even more. I love to hear Morgan Freeman's voice. He made the story 20 times better.

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  • Adrien L.
  • 24-09-19

Beautiful

An awesome story narrated by Morgan Freeman. Doesn't get any better than that! Just wish it was longer!

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  • S. Salierno
  • 20-04-19

Excellent

Wonderful story narrated with true beauty. Morgan Freeman is a Master. The background music is perfect and adds to the narration.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 26-10-17

Morgan Freeman and Taj Mahal

OMG, this is an EXCELLENT production and I’m so glad to have stumbled onto it! This was totally worth the price, despite being a short story, and I’m sure I’ll listen again. Perfect for adults or kids over 5yo, and would also make a perfect in-class learning experience for students learning about the Underground Railroad. The music 🎶 by the great Taj Mahal is the ideal accompaniment to the story and to Morgan Freeman’s sterling narration. Grade: A++

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