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Ox-Cart Man (Scholastic Big Books)

Hall, Donald

ISBN 10: 0590733214 / ISBN 13: 9780590733212
Published by Scholastic, Inc., New York, 1989
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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40 pages. Former owner's name on front cover. Corners and edges scuffed and rubbed. Because of its unusual size, this item may require extra postage, especially to any address outside the US. Size: 19 x 15 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 30028

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Title: Ox-Cart Man (Scholastic Big Books)

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Stapled - Saddle-Stapled

Illustrator: Cooney, Barbara

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal

Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.

He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one - even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.

"Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England."—The Horn Book 

About the Author:

Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Hall was named the fourteenth U.S. Poet Laureate in 2006 and served for one year. He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. 

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