Just Plain Fancy

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Naomi Vlecke lives with her farming family in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. The Amish first came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, and to this day preserve a religious and "plain" life-style. As part of her household chores, Naomi looks after the chickens with her little sister, Ruth.

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Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an MFA and a PhD in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a participant in many citizen-exchange programs for writers and illustrators, Ms. Polacco has traveled extensively in Russia as well as other former Soviet republics. She continues to support programs that encourage Russo-American friendships and understanding. She is also deeply involved in inner-city projects in the United States that promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and encourage art and literacy programs. The mother of a grown son and a daughter, she currently resides in Michigan, where she has a glorious old farm that was built during the time of Lincoln.

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Patricia Polacco writes a sweet story of Naomi and Ruth, Amish sisters, and the simple farm life they lead. They raise a chick, named Fancy, from a "fancy" egg they find. The story is good, but much of its enjoyment derives from Polacco's vibrant, energetic illustrations. The author narrates clearly and with a polished quality. Her interest in and introduction of cultural traditions and their unique words is nicely presented. However, hearing the story without seeing the book makes getting the visual pun (Fancy turns out to be a peacock) less effective. This cassette is dependent on the book for complete success. The sound quality is not as clear as it could be and the recording shows signs of hasty production. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Naomi Vlecke lives with her farming family in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. The Amish first came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, and to this day preserve a religious and plain life-style. As part of her household chores, Naomi looks after the chickens with her little sister, Ruth.One day Naomi and Ruth find an abandoned egg near the road. This is no ordinary chicken egg, though. In fact, surrounded by the simplicity and austerity of their Amish ways, this egg is almost fancy. Naomi decides this special egg must be hatched. And when it is, it s plain to see that this is no ordinary chick!The girls manage to keep the chick, dubbed Fancy, a secret. until the day of the Vleckes frolic, or community working bee. On this day, Naomi is to receive a white organdy cap, a family tradition, as a reward for her hard work and responsibility. But on this day, too, Fancy decides to introduce himself to the community.The results are a sheer delight, pure and simple. Patricia Polacco s passion has taken her into the heart of Amish country in search of a story. In this unabridged reading of her award-winning book, her lively voice, accompanied by her beautiful artwork carry this story of discovery and growing up into the hearts of all who listen and turn its pages. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780440409373

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Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Naomi Vlecke lives with her farming family in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. The Amish first came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, and to this day preserve a religious and plain life-style. As part of her household chores, Naomi looks after the chickens with her little sister, Ruth.One day Naomi and Ruth find an abandoned egg near the road. This is no ordinary chicken egg, though. In fact, surrounded by the simplicity and austerity of their Amish ways, this egg is almost fancy. Naomi decides this special egg must be hatched. And when it is, it s plain to see that this is no ordinary chick!The girls manage to keep the chick, dubbed Fancy, a secret. until the day of the Vleckes frolic, or community working bee. On this day, Naomi is to receive a white organdy cap, a family tradition, as a reward for her hard work and responsibility. But on this day, too, Fancy decides to introduce himself to the community.The results are a sheer delight, pure and simple. Patricia Polacco s passion has taken her into the heart of Amish country in search of a story. In this unabridged reading of her award-winning book, her lively voice, accompanied by her beautiful artwork carry this story of discovery and growing up into the hearts of all who listen and turn its pages. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780440409373

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