Barn Raising

Barn Raising


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The heart of every working farm is its barn. It provides shelter for animals, storage for their feed, and a place to keep tools and machinery. When the barn on Jacob's farm burns down, Jacob's father knows he has to replace it — and quickly.

In the Amish community a barn is built in a day. Early in the morning friends and neighbors gather to make and raise the frames of the barn, to roof it, and to add the siding. By evening a new building rises from the landscape. Once again the animals have shelter, their feed is stored, and the farm equipment is in place.

Craig Brown's vigorous, folkloric-style paintings convey so much more than an intricate, step-by-step process of barn construction. Shining through is a spirit of generosity, cooperation, and neighborly concern that is at the core of every barn raising.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060294007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2002
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.55(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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