On a quiet New England farm two brothers live happily, sharing the chores between them. Then one dreary winter morning Obadiah complains to Ebenezer that there are lumps in the oatmeal. Splat! Ebenezer dumps the bowl of oatmeal on his brother's head. The two never speak again, nor do their children or grandchildren, but at last on a beautiful summer day two of their great-grandchildren meet face to face over the orchard wall. Just as the boys are about to argue over an apple, one of them says he's sorry! With this simple magic word the silly feud is finally over. This is a laugh-out-loud, endearing story, and the quirky illustrations, vibrantly rendered in watercolor, add an extra dimension of humor to a tale that teaches a valuable lesson.
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Published May 1, 2001
Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.