John and Tom by Willem Lange
(Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series)

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Popular North Country yarn-spinner Willem Lange interprets the true tale of a young logger who is saved by his remarkable Morgan horse after an accident in the woods. Luminous watercolors beautifully convey the mutual bond of love and trust between man and animal, while the warmhearted narrative calls out to armchair readers young and old. Concluding activity page. Ages 6-10.

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WILLEM LANGE has published three collections of short stories, Okay, Lets Try It Again, Tales from the Edge of the Woods and Where Does the Wild Goose Go?. A regular commentator on both Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Public Television, he received a 2000 Emmy nomination for his TV commentaries. Mr. Lange lives with his wife in Montpelier, Vermont. BERT DODSON is the author and illustrator of the best-selling learn-to-draw classic, Keys to Drawing. He has also illustratednumerous children's books, including Supergrandpa, Buffalo Thunder and several volumes of the American Adventure Series. Mr. Dodson lives in Bradford, Vermont.
Published June 1, 2001 by Vermont Folklife Center. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lange (Tales from the Edge of the Woods) relates this ultimately uplifting tale with all the sturdy simplicity of a wintry Vermont landscape, while Dodson's (Buffalo Thunder) judicious use of color in his spare watercolors (the red of John's jacket against the snow, for instance) and a tight focu...

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