Synopses & Reviews
"This book is about once-upon-a-time in America." and#151; Eric Sloane. Writer and artist Eric Sloane had an abiding love for America and worked throughout a long and productive life to capture the American spirit in word and picture.
The America Sloane loved was rooted in the simple virtues of our native soil: love of freedom, respect for the individual, sensible frugality, and determined self-reliance and#151; all of which went to make up what Sloane perceived as our true American heritage.
Nowhere is this heritage more amply portrayed than in the work and ways of the early Americans in our pioneer days. In this book you will listen to Sloane's talk of home and hearth, farm and field, and see all manner of tooks, utensils, buildings and rural scenes rendered in his finely detailed and lively drawings.
A visit to America of "once-upon-a-time" brings us home to a land whose pioneer spirit endures, even amid the rapid and radical changes of our times
"[Eric Sloane is] doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten."--Springfield Republican
Restored to print for a new generation, this book recalls and celebrates our nation's noble optimism, self-sufficiency, and the vanished joys of our pioneer past. Sloane pays tribute to the American spirit in text and the dozens of charming drawings of early American artifacts that grace nearly every page of this nostalgic classic.
This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live self-sufficiently on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.