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Auction

by Jan Andrews, Karen Reczuch
     
 

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Hurt and angry that his grandfather is selling the family farm, Todd has come to help him prepare for the auction that will take place the following day. Deep into the night, Gramps recounts the treasured stories of his life there, stories Todd knows by heart but asks to hear again and again. In this way, both are reassured that the story-making and -telling that

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Hurt and angry that his grandfather is selling the family farm, Todd has come to help him prepare for the auction that will take place the following day. Deep into the night, Gramps recounts the treasured stories of his life there, stories Todd knows by heart but asks to hear again and again. In this way, both are reassured that the story-making and -telling that characterized this vanishing life will continue to flourish despite the farm’s change of hands. Jan Andrews’s evocative prose and Karen Reczuch’s realistic watercolors make this tale of facing and overcoming loss an unforgettable one.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- With the imminent sale of his farm, an elderly man recounts the treasured stories of his life there with a young grandson. The child knows them all by heart, but because he urges grandfather to repeat them all deep into the night, both are reassured that the story-making and telling will continue in other places and other times. In fact, spurred on by memories of grandmother's silly scarecrows, they create a new amusing farm story: they fashion scarecrows of their own and place them on the machinery set out for the next day's auction. Confronted by change, the two move gracefully and thoughtfully into a new situation. Reczuch's photorealistic watercolors both reinforce the story line and offer a strength of their own as the tale progresses. The final portrait of a sleeping child and thoughtful grandfather is one that will not be easily forgotten. --Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888998422
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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