A Country Schoolhouse by Lynne Barasch

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Tales from a small country school

In 1940, Grandpa's country school had no lunchroom or indoor bathroom and used wood-burning stoves for heat, but it wasn't completely different from today's schools. Students studied spelling and geography, United States and world history, and learned the names of all the United States presidents. And Grandpa was always the smartest -- that is, up until fifth grade, when Kaye Brush arrived.

With her sprightly watercolor-and-ink illustrations, including endpapers featuring a quaint map of the community, Lynne Barasch draws on family history to give today's schoolchildren a charming inside-the-classroom look at life and learning in a three-room country schoolhouse.

About Lynne Barasch

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LYNNE BARASCH holds a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design. She was inspired to write Knockin' On Wood after learning about Peg Leg Bates from her daughter's tap dance teacher many years ago. Barasch and her family live in New York City.
Published August 11, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Grandpa went to school in the 1940s, there were only three rooms for eight grades, no indoor bathroom or cafeteria, and a wood-burning stove to keep the kids warm.

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