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Synopsis: In this warm story of old ways and new, youth and aged, the distinguished poet and critic Donald Hall draws a brilliant picture of life on a small New England farm, half a century ago. Barry Moser's luminous pictures evoke the spirit of the time with startling clarity. Full-color illustrations.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 3-Hall delivers precisely what his title promises-a straightforward family reminiscence that is comfortable and richly detailed. Peter, nine, is sent to spend the summer on his grandparents' New Hampshire farm while his father is on a destroyer in the South Pacific and his mother is working on a secret government project. Whatever insecurities the boy might have are soon dismissed as he finds comfort in the routines of the farm and the loving presence of his grandparents. He lends a hand as they salt the sheep, milk the cows, and hay, and listens intently to news on the radio. The summer passes peacefully without crisis-no turning point, no high drama-other than that which is implied by the wartime backdrop. The voice of the story is warm, and, as in real-life family storytelling, occasionally a bit long-winded, while at the same time leaving listeners wanting to know more. Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations are surprisingly bright and photoreal, expertly complementing the story. He focuses at times on a simple straw hat that Peter wears just as his father did as a boy, linking him visually to the past. The painter's skill in rendering animals, in capturing people's thoughtful expressions, and his careful inclusion of period details will encourage readers to linger. In the summer of 1942, a window to the past opens and Peter steps through it. Readers can do the same.
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