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Publisher Comments:

‘A child comes to terms with the fact that she and her family are leaving the prairie. . . . As she talks herself into acceptance, her Mama helps her let go, commenting that the baby will need someone to tell him where he came from. So the girl gathers mementoes—a bag of earth and a piece of cottonwood tree. . . .A novel hides in these few pages. As with Sarah, Plain and Tall, the subext vibrates. So much is told in each perfectly chosen phrase. The story is deep and specific, but the pain and denial of a child leaving a known and loved place is all too universal. Mosers finely-wrought engravings, enhanced by moody tints, record the departure.—SLJ.

1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)

Synopsis:

When a little girl and her family move from their cherished home on the prairie, her father assures her that she'll never forget her birthplace. Just to make sure, she finds a special way to bring along a little bit of the place she knew first. Illustrated with engravings.

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb's Story; More Perfect Than the Moon; Grandfather's Dance; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; and The Truth of Me. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn't Do It; Before You Came; and Cat Talk, several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Barry Moser is the prizewinning illustrator and designer of more than three hundred books for children and adults. He is widely celebrated for his dramatic wood engravings for the only twentieth-century edition of the entire King James Bible illustrated by a single artist. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064434928
ill.:
Moser, Barry
Author:
Moser, Barry
Author:
MacLachlan, Patricia
Author:
by Patricia MacLachlan and Barry Moser
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Social Situations - New Experience
Subject:
Social Situations - Moving
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Moving
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Trophy Picture Book
Series Volume:
75
Publication Date:
19980214
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 4.8 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
100

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"Synopsis" by , When a little girl and her family move from their cherished home on the prairie, her father assures her that she'll never forget her birthplace. Just to make sure, she finds a special way to bring along a little bit of the place she knew first. Illustrated with engravings.

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