Synopses & Reviews
Arthur Rasby is ten years old and having the worst summer of his life. His parents don't listen to him, so he writes everything down -- everything that's real
-- in his journal. But when he goes to stay with his Great-Aunt Elda and Great-Uncle Wrisby on their farm, his world is turned upside down. For the first time Arthur wonders what's real and what's not.
His aunt and uncle do things Arthur's parents would never do -- like climbing out windows to sit in trees, singing to their pet pig, and speaking French to a pet chicken. Life on the farm happens much too fast to write down -- sometimes wonderful, sometimes terrible. Arthur begins to understand there is more than one way of seeing and doing and loving. And he realizes there's a whole world just waiting to be discovered.
After a summer visit to his aunt and uncle's farm, Arthur begins to understand there is more than one way of seeing and doing and loving--that there is a world waiting for him to discover. An ALA Notable Children's Book.
FE-2270-1, FE-2270-3, FE-2270-15, FE-2270-19, FE-2270-24, FE-2270-27, FE-2270-34, FE-2270-36, FE-2270-48
About the Author
Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many beloved books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall
, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her picture books include Who Loves Me?
, Three Names
, What You Know First
, and Before You Came
. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.
Emily MacLachlan Charest lives with her husband, her children, Sofia and Nicholas, two dogs, and one oversized cat, Romeo, who thinks he's a dog. She works with young children. She is the coauthor of Bittle, Painting the Wind, Once I Ate a Pie, and other books. She lives in 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.Lloyd Bloom is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including Like Jake and Me and Yonder. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.