Haystack by Bonnie Geisert

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The haystack was once a familiar sight on the prairie landscape. It was a model of the practical and responsible use of natural resources as well as a symbol of pastoral bounty and of the enduring farming tradition. Through Arthur and Bonnie Geisert's vision the reader will come to see that a haystack was more than just a simple pile of hay. Arthur's exquisite colored etchings and Bonnie's informative text bring to life a fascinating heritage that gave support and sustenance to the variety of needs and functions of a working farm.
 

About Bonnie Geisert

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Arthur Geisert's unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators', annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.
 
Published September 25, 1995 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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A timely appreciation of the lowly haystack that, standing ""high, long and wide on the prairie"" once provided months of low-cost food and shelter for livestock on the farm.

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