McCrephy's Field

McCrephy's Field

by Christopher A. Myers, Normand Chartier, Lynne B. Myers

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-- The ecological progression of a farm left abandoned for 50 years is artfully described in this compelling picture book that combines spare, lovely prose with excellent illustrations. First came the flowers, then vegetation, trees, and a variety of wildlife that changed as the environment gradually transformed. Poetically ending the story is farmer Joe McCrephy, who, returning to his farm as an old man, sees a forest where corn once grew. ``You and I have gone through some changes. . .'' he observes before lying down ``. . .in the shade of a big red oak for a short summer nap.'' Chartier's fine watercolors offer a visual perspective that reinforces the meaning and the mood of the text. Each double-page spread is a delight, making it possible for even young children to grasp the concepts of environmental change and relationships with pleasure. A book that will serve a broad range of readers and purposes. --Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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