Once Upon A Farm by Marie Bradby

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Told in poetic detail and with Ted Rand's exquisite watercolors, "Once Upon a Farm" portrays the toil and triumph of farm life.

With barns and bales, fences and flowers, chores and churns, we weather the seasons along with the young narrator. Told from a child's perspective, the story follows a family working together to make a life on the land they hold so dear. Resonating with rural truths, this family's toil and triumph in our country's heartland will strike a chord with readers everywhere. "Once Upon a Farm" is a place we can all recognize.

About Marie Bradby

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Bradby is a freelance journalist. Ted Rand was the acclaimed illustrator of more than 70 picture books, including, for Clarion, The Memory String and Secret Place by Eve Bunting and Ice Palace by Deborah Blumenthal. He died in 2005 at his home in Mercer Island, Washington.
Published March 1, 2002 by Orchard. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ We see rabbits, deer, and shooting stars when work is through”) But memories soon meld into the reality of the encroaching urban landscape: “A highway / a light / flashing in the night.

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By book's end, the boy sadly shares the information that encroaching suburban sprawl and development mean the end of his farm home and way of life.

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