MONDAY ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Illustrated by: Frane Lessac
Published by: Henry Holt & Co., 2005
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2005

Monday on the Mississippi

(excerpt)

MONDAY ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Lake Itasca, Minnesota

A little lake among so many lakes.
A little stream among so many streams.
A little girl wiggles her toes
in the shallow water and wonders,
How long before we’re big and strong, little Mississipi?
How many miles? How many days?