River Friendly River Wild
River Friendly, River Wild by Jane Kurtz. Illustrated by Neil Brennan. (2000) Reading Level: Ages 4-10. 40 pages. Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0689820496.
River Friendly, River Wild presents narrative poems that focus directly on the emotion and experiences surrounding the 1997 flooding of the Red River in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators have selected River Friendly, River Wild as the 2000 Golden Kite Award Winner, in the picture book category. Kirkus Reviews said that River Friendly, River Wild is a book that belongs on every shelf in buildings up and down the country's riverways." Brennan's expressive oil paintings capture the essence of the universality of Kurtz's lyrical poetry.