The Backyard by John Collier
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Using a unique perspective on history, this volume examines what happened in a child's backyard twenty years ago, thousands of years ago, and when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
 

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Published November 18, 1993 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An artist who's been much honored by his peers at the Society of Illustrators (15 medals) explores a familiar theme: following a suburban yard from the present back through times when ``cowboys sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains'' and ``Braves loved maidens, and great battles with no nam...

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What begins as a wide stretch of lawn, complete with shrubs and a clothesline, and a vast expanse of blue sky, is gradually replaced with views of the carpenters who built the home, the farm boys and cows who came before them, cowboys who ``sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains,'' Native Am...

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Calling it ""a real treasure,"" PW's starred review said the book was ""sure to send young readers outside with a renewed respect for their surroundings."" Ages 3-8.

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