Little Farm by the Sea by Kay Chorao

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The little farm by the sea is a bustling place, filled with animals to keep track of and visitors to attend to. All year-round Farmer Brown and his family are busy, cultivating plants in the greenhouse in wintertime, and planting and sowing the harvest in. the warmer months. And finally, when the customers come, the hard work has paid off. There are beautiful flowers to buy, delicious vegetables to eat, and strawberries ripe for the picking.

Kay Chorao lovingly portrays the changing of the seasons on a real family farm where she herself has spent many an afternoon. With a fluid text and warmly detailed art, this simple story celebrates a vanishing way of life that embodies our most long-standing values and traditions.
 

About Kay Chorao

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Kay Chorao is the author of more than seventy books for children, including My Mama Says, The Book of Giving, and Jumpety-Bumpety Hop. Ms. Chorao lives with her husband in New York City, but sps her summers in Jamesport, Long Island, just up the road from the real little farm by the sea.
 
Published May 15, 1998 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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An idyllic accounting of the seasonal activities on a small family-run farm called “Smallholdings.” Chorao (Jumpety- Bumpety Hop, 1997, etc.) opens on the doldrums of winter.

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""In a quiet country town,/ by a dusty little road,/ there's a great green field/ where the wildflowers grow,"" begins debut writer Southwell and veteran artist Chorao's (Pig and Crow) seductive paean to a country childhood.

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Opening in the relatively quiet winter months, the narrative follows Farmer Brown and his family through four seasons, as they care for animals, plant and harvest crops and market their bounty in both their ""selling room"" and roadside stand.

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