Once in the Country by Tony Johnston
Poems of a Farm

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A celebration of a year on a farm is comprised of simple, heartfelt poems surrounded with pastel illustrations of such images as sleeping lambs, the buckles on a faded pair of overalls, and a speckled quail.

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness.
Published October 15, 1996 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While the preceding books target adults as well as older children, Tony Johnston's Once in the Country: Poems of a Farm take aim at a younger set. Her brief, simple poems are plain-spoken, casual and

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