Barn by Debby Atwell

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For two centuries, a New England barn watches history unfold.. The elegant oil paintings and lyrical text capture the beauty of a barn faith-fully keeping vigil generation after generation.

About Debby Atwell

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Debby Atwell is a well-known landscape painter and the author and illustrator of River, Barn, and Pearl. Barn earned a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 1996. Pearl also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Ms. Atwell lives in Maine.
Published September 30, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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It recounts its raising in Revolutionary times and its years as a calm center of farm life, ""with an east wind off the Atlantic blowing through my two big doors."" In more recent times, the barn was a home to Depression-era homeless, was gussied up and turned into an antique store, and became th...

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The barn itself narrates its story from its construction during the Revolutionary War to the present in "an unorthodox but inspired choice of perspective," said PW

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