I’m looking for a beautifully illustrated children’s book, I *think* was called ‘Come a Flood’. It was set in I believe, the Appalachian mountains, and was written in that vernacular, about a coming rainstorm, that the grandma was forecasting, from the perspective of the damage it would cause to their farm, and the “holler”. Oddly, it was funny, and very cute, and neither of those qualities would come through, minus the illustrations. I came across the book in the early 2000’s, and feel in love, but couldn’t buy it, then – and haven’t seen it, since. I don’t know if it was a first edition, or a reprint.
I sincerely hope you can help me find it, so I’ll be able to read it to my grandchildren, someday…
Perhaps this one? Come a tide / George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Published by Orchard Books in 1990.
A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home.
That’s it!!! That’s the one!! Thank you, THANK you!!