Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass

Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass


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ISBN-13: 9780156000529
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/30/1994
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

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Clabbered Dirt Sweet Grass 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
doggonelaura on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I am a huge fan of Gary Paulsen. When I saw this at a used book sale, I thought, wow, where¿d this come from? I would not classify it as young adult. This book is a wonderful, long poem. An ode to farm life¿I could see my Grandfather and Grandmother who raised my mom on a dairy farm in south western Minnesota clearly in this book. So much about it resonated with stories from them and my mother. A way of life, a way of living, done in by the industrialization of food.
mafergus on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book accurately describes my early life. I do miss the good old days and the interaction of community life.
SunnySD on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Paulson writes (hate to use this word, but here goes!) lyrically -- almost poetically about the rhythm of life on a turn of the century farm. A time when horse-pulled farm equipment began to give way to horsepowered farm equipment. Work rules; the type of work governed by the seasons, from which no hands are exempt from the smallest to the oldest in the continuous effort to make sure there is enough food, because there surely is no money. The foreword almost put me off with its central feature a large dead horse, but there is a reverence to Paulson's writing about the circle of life that pulled me on. This is a book to sit with and enjoy, to read and be grateful while reading that better machinery makes life a bit easier for the those hands and backs that struggle to fill our nation's plates -- but the passages about luck, about fate, about the horrible accidents that can befall the careless or inattentive on a farm... those still ring as true, pure, and gruesomely cautionary as ever. Ruth Paulson's accompanying illustrations are a lovely series on their own, and compliment the text beautifully.
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
What of the most charming books i have ever read. No plot, just good writing. So well written id drew me in to the end. I remember many of the stories. Grab up this book and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago