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Alvah and Arvilla
     

Alvah and Arvilla

by Mary Lyn Ray, Barry Root (Illustrator)
 

Alvah and Arvilla-and all their farm animals-leave New England behind to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time. “The illustrations of the traveling greenhouse, its open windows and skylights bulging with curious animals, are humorously precarious. An enjoyable journey for all who go along for the ride.”-The Horn Book

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Alvah and Arvilla-and all their farm animals-leave New England behind to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time. “The illustrations of the traveling greenhouse, its open windows and skylights bulging with curious animals, are humorously precarious. An enjoyable journey for all who go along for the ride.”-The Horn Book

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Alvah and Arvilla live on a farm, and thus don't have much chance to leave for a vacation, as the cows still need milking, the horses, hens and sheep need feeding. Arvilla has a burning desire to see the Pacific Ocean, and finally she gets an idea. The animals could travel with them! Arvilla invents a contraption to carry them along. Alvah, not big on conversation, responds by saying "ayuh", but he builds the rig, and they take off across the country. This wacky tale is illustrated with luminous, full-color paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152026554
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/26/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

MARY LYN RAY has written many acclaimed books for children, including New York Times best-seller Stars , illustrated by Marla Frazee; Pumpkins , illustrated by Barry Root; and Red Rubber Boot Day and Mud , both illustrated by Lauren Stringer. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.

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