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Rip Van Winkle (Moses)

Rip Van Winkle (Moses)

by Washington Irving, Will Moses Illustrated by Will Moses

This is the story of Rip Van Winkle, that curious fellow, who with his dog, Wolf, ran away from a hard day's work to the Catskill Mountains only to discover in a forgotten valley a strange band of revelers who gave him a drink so powerful he slept for twenty years! His tale still haunts the Hudson River Valley. Indeed, the revelers' bowling pins can be heard in the thunder of the place to this very day.

Here is an unforgettable retelling by Will Moses, an artist of the upper Hudson River, who knows the valley, knows the man Van Winkle, and brings Washington Irving's classic tale stunningly to life with breathtaking landscapes in his unmistakable folk style.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Classics, Myths and Legends

About the Authors and Illustrator

Washington Irving Washington Irving was the first American to gain national acclaim as a professional writer. He wrote many short stories, including "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" from "The Sketch Book", and "Knickerbocker”s History of New York." Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783, and he later became greatly admired and imitated in the 19th century, particularly as a stylist. He died on Nov. 28, 1859 at the age of 76.
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