Welcome! Meet Opa and Oma, grandparents who have grown in life together on their farm. After fifty years, they still tend to their farm, teaching their grandchildren to care for the land and its creatures.
This humble and peaceful story passes on valued lessons of humankind, drawing on the rural upbringing of the author, Patrick "Packy" Mader, and his four brothers and two sisters. Opa and Oma's sixteen grandchildren now reap the benefits of the same lessons.
Illustrator Andrew Holmquist captures the beauty of the rolling farmscape and the teeming life of a farm as it undergoes a transition. The story and illustrations encapsulate not only one family's change, as children move away from the farm, but that of a nation as well, as rural life gives way to urban society.
Families with connections to farm life, Americans of German heritage, and those who treasure family bonds will especially appreciate Opa and Oma Together.
The appealing simplicity of the story and illustrations create a heartwarming glimpse of farm and family life.
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Patrick "Packy" Mader is an elementary school teacher who lives in Northfield, Minnesota, with his wife and two children. He enjoys outdoor family activities, traveling, and visiting Opa and Oma on the farm.
Andrew Holmquist grew up in rural Northfield, Minnesota. He now attends the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is focusing in painting and illustration.
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Book Description Beaver's Pond Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111592981208
Book Description Beaver's Pond Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1592981208 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0716452
Book Description Beaver's Pond Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1592981208