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    ITEM#: 3037147

    Winner of the Caldecott Medal

    Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.

    He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one - even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.

    "Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England."—The Horn Book

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    ISBN 9780670533282
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 40
    Publisher Date 1979-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Viking Childrens Books
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 11.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Hall, Donald

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