Our Animal Friends At Maple Hill Farm

Our Animal Friends At Maple Hill Farm

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by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen
     
 

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Who lives at Maple Hill Farm?
Two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, lots of chickens, a few cows, a few goats, several sheep, and four special cats -- these are the animals at Maple Hill Farm.
With simple text that is both affectionate and wry, and irresistible illustrations that burst with personality, Alice and Martin Provensen bring their…  See more details below

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Who lives at Maple Hill Farm?
Two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, lots of chickens, a few cows, a few goats, several sheep, and four special cats -- these are the animals at Maple Hill Farm.
With simple text that is both affectionate and wry, and irresistible illustrations that burst with personality, Alice and Martin Provensen bring their barnyard friends to life for the delight of animal lovers both young and old.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW called the latter title from the Caldecott Medal-winning team behind The Glorious Flight "one of the Provensens' loveliest books. Those privileged to experience it are sure to be convinced that country life has special rewards." Ages 3-7. (Dec.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Provensens have given us another wonderful glimpse at their farm, which was first introduced in The Year At Maple Hill Farm. Here we meet two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, chickens, cows, goats, sheep and four special cats. The wonderful watercolor illustrations compliment the humor of the words in describing the various personalities of these animals. Most of the animals have names, and their behavior is described in conversational text¾"Baby lambs are pretty and full of fun. They run together. They jump together. They play King of the Mountain. The only trouble with baby lambs is that they grow so quickly and become sheep." The simplicity of the art and the importance of every animal's eyes make this a friendly book for sharing with children of many ages. This oversize book deserves a place in homes and libraries. A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. 2001 (orig. 1974), Simon & Schuster, $7.99 and $6.50. Ages 3 to 9. Reviewer: Candace Deisley AGES: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689844997
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
169,508
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 0.30(h) x 12.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Alice Provensen is the author and illustrator of Murphy in the City, A Day in the Life of Murphy, and Klondike Gold. She collaborated with her late husband, Martin, on many other highly acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Medal–winning The Glorious Flight and Nancy Willard’s Newbery Medal–winning A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, which was also a Caldecott Honor Book. The Provensens have been on the New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. Alice lives in California.

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Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorite children's book and I'm thrilled that it's been republished! A few years ago, a friend wanted to buy if for her children and couldn't find it.It was a favorite when I was a child and still is today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had this book in the original edition and I'm thrilled that it is available again. This is a fabulous book! It discusses all of tha animals on the farm, their quirks, personalities as well as the reality of birth and death. I learned a lot from this book as a child and cannot wait to read it to my daughter as well. I recommend this book for young and old alike!
KC45 More than 1 year ago
This delightful book manages to catch the essence of the animals described. Any one who has lived on a small farm will recognize all of these animals. We consider it a classic and everyone in our family has a copy as it brings back our days on our farm. This book is enjoyed by all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago