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Paulsen captures a vanishing way of life and offers a lyrical tribute to the american farm. “Paulsen’s prose is realistic and down-to-earth....Ruth Wright Paulsen’s paintings are an invitation to pause and imagine...a delight” (Christian Science Monitor). Illustrations by Ruth Wright Paulsen.
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GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.From Library Journal:
This is a quintessential farm story filled with images of rich soil, warm sun, strong crops, sleek animals, and the ongoing cycle of labor from plowing to harvest. The people in Paulsen's tale are incidental to the work. Up before the sun, a family of work-roughened hands are always cooking and laying table, milking and harnessing horses, repairing machinery and delicately quilting. The reader is drawn in by the words and by the paintings of Paulsen's wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, until they too feel the sweat and the strain of muscles, the heat of summer canning, the joy of a summer picnic, the ongoing rush to have enough food and just a little money to live another year on the farm. Where Richard Rhodes's Farm ( LJ 1/90) nails down the reality of agricultural life, Paulsen's Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass lets the reader dream of simpler, kinder times. This book is very well written and illustrated and will appeal to a general audience as well as one with a specific interest in farming or agriculture. Highly recommended.
- Debra Schneider, Virginia Henderson Internat. Nursing Lib., Indianapolis
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Book Description Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1994. Soft Cover Trade Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Paulsen, Ruth Wright (illustrator). First Trade Paperback Edition. [120 pp + 9 full-color paintings] . FIRST PRINTING SOFTCOVER - BRAND NEW. Jacket blurb by Jim Trelease reads: "With this book [master storyteller and three Newbery Honor book winner] Gary Paulsen does for farming what Hemingway did for hunting and Theroux does for traveling." No creases; no writing within; no faults. GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Seller Inventory # 05482
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. New paperback from bookstore stock. An unread copy. May have minor rubbing and scuffing from shelf wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Seller Inventory # 111711210042
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110156000520
Book Description Mariner Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0156000520
Book Description Harvest Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0156000520
Book Description Harvest Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0156000520 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0034626