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Hardscrabble Harvest
     

Hardscrabble Harvest

by Dahlov Ipcar
 

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Hardscrabble Harvest is a charming story in verse about the running battle between a farm family and the mischievous animals that plunder their fields. Crows peck at freshly sown seeds, ducks eat new strawberry plants, rabbits nibble on tender lettuces, and raccoons dine on ears of ripening corn. All summer long the young farmer and his wife are hard-pressed to

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Hardscrabble Harvest is a charming story in verse about the running battle between a farm family and the mischievous animals that plunder their fields. Crows peck at freshly sown seeds, ducks eat new strawberry plants, rabbits nibble on tender lettuces, and raccoons dine on ears of ripening corn. All summer long the young farmer and his wife are hard-pressed to protect their growing crops. But autumn comes at last, and the family is ready to celebrate its harvest-bushels of red tomatoes, a cellar full of apples for cider, and pumpkins for pie. In rollicking verse and wonderful illustrations, Dahlov Ipcar tells of all the hard work that goes into making a bountiful fall harvest.

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The Maine Mag
Living off the land can be rewarding -- and frustrating -- as Dahlov Ipcar learned when she and her husband moved from New York City to a Georgetown farm in the late 1930s. Her classic children's book, Hardscrabble Harvest, is a gorgeously illustrated ode to rural living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934031247
Publisher:
Islandport Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Dahlov Ipcar was born in Vermont, raised in Greenwich Village, and summered in Maine after her parents (the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach) bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923.Thirteen years later, eighteen-year-old Dahlov, an aspiring artist, married Adoph Ipcar. The young couple left New York City in 1937 to live on the Maine farm where they first met. By the early 1940s, she had nearly given up thoughts of writing and illustrating books, but was contacted by a New York publisher to illustrate The Little Fisherman, the latest title by Margaret Wise Brown. This charming title helped launch a four-decade run that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books of her own. Today, her artwork is known worldwide, with pieces in the collections of numerous renowned museums. Meanwhile, she still lives and paints in the 1860s farmhouse that she shared with Adolph for nearly seventy years.

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