On the Farm

On the Farm


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On the Farm by David Elliott, Holly Meade

A New York Ttimes best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator evoke life on a farm in a simple, lyrical text and boldly expressive images.

From the bull to the barn cat to the wild bunny, the farmyard bustles with life. The rooster crows, the rams clash, the bees buzz, and over there in the garden, a snake — silent and alone — winds and watches. David Elliott’s graceful, simple verse and Holly Meade’s exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations capture a world that is at once timeless yet disappearing from view — the world of the family farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763655914
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 783,057
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU! He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Holly Meade (1956-2013) wrote and illustrated IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR. She earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner; ON THE FARM, IN THE WILD, and IN THE SEA by David Elliott; and many others.

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On the Farm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Artist Holly Meade well remembers her childhood visits to her grandparents dairy farm. She writes that it was one of the highlights of her young life, 'I would wake early in my feather bed to the lowing of cows.....I wish that every child could experience having the natural world as excitingly near as it is on the farm.' Today not many children have that experience yet David Elliott and Ms. Meade have created a happy reminder of what life was like on a family farm. For the first time, Ms. Meade uses woodcuts for a picture book and they are stunning - full page illustrations enhanced with watercolors bring all of the animals to eye-popping life from the crowing strutting rooster to the sly barn cat to the silent rabbit. Mr. Elliott's easy, descriptive verse will be a pleasure for young eyes and ears. Of the snake he writes, 'Coils in the garden like a spring or the wild and winding melody he hears but cannot sing.' This one's a keeper! - Gail Cooke