Prairie Primer by Caroline Stutson
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A rhythmic alphabet book captures the flavor and feeling of the early American midwest with scenes from a year in the life of a homesteader family that include such images as a butter churn, knickers, and a sewing circle. Lit Guild.
 

About Caroline Stutson

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Caroline Stutson was born in New York City. She earned her B.A. in theater from the University of Denver and her degree in early childhood education from Metropolitan State College in Denver. A former kindergarten and reading teacher, Ms. Stutson now lives in Littleton, Colorado where she works as a puppeteer and storyteller at the Highlands Ranch Library. Susan Condie Lamb has illustrated several other picture books for children, including the beloved My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston. Now writing and illustrating her own projects, Susan lives in Connecticut.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Dutton/Penguin. 29 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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./J a game of Jacks we play.'' Some will say that Stutson (By the Light of the Halloween Moon, 1993) has stripped the homesteader's life of its drama and heroism--a denaturalization process attended by Lamb's misty, sentimental illustrations.

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Stutson (By the Light of the Halloween Moon) and Lamb (My Great-Aunt Arizona) put the alphabet through its paces as they apply a rose-colored lens to the rural Midwest at the turn of the century.

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