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Once Upon A Farm

Marie Bradby, Ted Rand (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0439317665 / ISBN 13: 9780439317665
Published by Orchard, 2002
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Title: Once Upon A Farm

Publisher: Orchard

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Told in poetic detail and with Ted Rand's exquisite watercolors, "Once Upon a Farm" portrays the toil and triumph of farm life.
With barns and bales, fences and flowers, chores and churns, we weather the seasons along with the young narrator. Told from a child's perspective, the story follows a family working together to make a life on the land they hold so dear. Resonating with rural truths, this family's toil and triumph in our country's heartland will strike a chord with readers everywhere. "Once Upon a Farm" is a place we can all recognize.

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Grades 2-5--A beautiful story about a vanishing way of life. Warmth and humor fill the pages as a farm boy recalls, in verse, many family-shared moments-stargazing, eating Mama's ice cream, and jumping the fence to escape a butting goat. He also remembers the hard but satisfying work of building a new home, mucking out the barn, and harvesting a big crop. Ultimately, he shares his sadness when the city grows closer to his home and the bulldozer comes. "A beetle/a fly/a cow gone dry./A rabbit/a farm/they're all gone," and memories then replace them. The first six lines of each stanza are short and quick, and are followed by three longer, slower, more personal lines. The economy of words efficiently paints the picture of the hard work, "A stump/a rock/pull till you drop"; or country pleasures, "A dove/a ring/wake up and sing." These descriptive phrases appeal to all the senses. Equally as strong are the watercolor illustrations, often with humorous touches, that capture the memories and emotions in large double-spread paintings and small vignettes. The wide expanse of sky and field contrast with later pictures of the encroaching urbanization. The juxtaposed illustrations of traffic and buildings with a quiet stream dappled with sunlight are particularly effective. Strong verbally and visually, this book is definitely worthy of purchase.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
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