Harvest

Harvest

by Kris Waldherr
     
 

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A young girl and her mother look forward to harvest day when they can gather in all the wonderful vegetables, herbs, and fruit that their garden has produced. All year they have worked hard, and the garden has too, nurturing this bounty of food and flowers. On a beautiful fall day, they collect, taste, and preserve the garden's treasures for the coming

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A young girl and her mother look forward to harvest day when they can gather in all the wonderful vegetables, herbs, and fruit that their garden has produced. All year they have worked hard, and the garden has too, nurturing this bounty of food and flowers. On a beautiful fall day, they collect, taste, and preserve the garden's treasures for the coming winter.

This lyrical picture book, lushly illustrated in the vibrant oranges, browns, and greens of the season, is sure to please as it captures the magic and warmth of autumn. A charming book to usher in the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.

Author Biography: Kris Waldherr writes, illustrates, and designs books for children and adults, including Persephone and the Pomegranate, The Wolfhound, The Book of Goddesses, and Sacred Animals. She studied art on a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Ms. Waldherr lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
While not specifically a Thanksgiving book, this celebration of earth's bounty¾vegetables, herbs and flowers from a family garden¾is most appropriate for the holiday. The almost poetic text and soft toned illustrations offer a peaceful look at a girl and her mother gathering the fruits and vegetables from their garden. They spend time canning, drying, baking and storing the fruits and vegetables that will provide for them during the winter months. The young girl reflects on all of their earlier work¾preparing the soil, planting seeds, watering and weeding and finally the wonderful harvest. The story ends with her tucked in her bed and looking at a huge harvest moon¾finally at rest just like her garden. 2001, Walker, $15.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This beautiful, earthy book is a child's hymn to harvest time. A young girl celebrates it all in one day, and thinks back on the efforts of both the gardeners and the plants. She picks, digs, and gathers fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers with great care and appreciation; then she and her mother bake, store, and can, getting ready for winter. The watercolor-and-gouache paintings, mostly double-page spreads, are rich in autumn colors. Each picture is framed by a border that echoes some of the plants within; these appear as if behind a scrim, reminding readers that the colors will fade and the plants will die down as the circle of seasons continues. The last painting shows the narrator asleep in her cozy bed as snowflakes fall outside; her cat, who has appeared in nearly every picture as a quiet helper, is also asleep. A bouquet of dried flowers and a pail of small pumpkins decorate the room. Under the scene is the last bit of text: "We have harvested our garden. All year we have worked so hard. All year our garden has worked so hard. Now it is time to rest."-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802787934
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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