The Carrot Seed Board Book by Ruth Krauss

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This book teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

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About Ruth Krauss

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Ruth Krauss was born on July 25, 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland. As a child, she enjoyed reading, writing, and drawing, and her parents allowed her to quit school after the eighth grade to study art and the violin. Eventually she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Parsons School of Fine and Applied Art and studied anthropology at Columbia University. In 1941, she married David Johnson Leisk, who wrote and illustrated children's books as Crockett Johnson. They occasionally worked together. In the 1940's, Krauss was a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City. She is credited as being one of the first author's to use the words and ideas of children in her works. The Carrot Seed and I Can Fly won Spring Book Festival honor citations. Later in life, Krauss wrote adult poetry, which included theatrical poems, many of which were performed in New York, New Haven, and Boston. She died on July 10, 1993 in Westport, Connecticut. Crockett Johnson, pen name for David Johnson Leisk, was born October, 20, 1906 in New York City. He studied art at Cooper Union in 1924 and New York University in 1925. He wrote political cartoons for the New Masses from 1940-1943. In 1942, his popular character Barnaby first appeared in the newspaper, PM, and was later syndicated into 52 American newspapers. He married author Ruth Krauss in the early 1940s and illustrated three of her children's books: The Carrot Seed, How to Make an Earthquake, and The Happy Egg. His first children's book, Who's Upside Down? was published in 1952. His well-known series with his character Harold, began in 1955 with Harold and the Purple Crayon. He died of lung cancer on July 11, 1975 at the age of 68.
Published January 1, 2004 by Live Oak Media. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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