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Children's Picture Book - OX CART MAN

Children's Picture Book - OX CART MAN

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Special 40th Anniversary edition! Published for a new generation of children to love! Original publication in 1979. 


Winner of the Caldecott Medal, OX-CART MAN is a poem written by Donald Hall inspired by growing up on a farm, and seeing the annual life-cycle of the natural world around him. 
Beautifully illustrated with her trademark detailed warm paintings, by award winner Barbara Cooney, evoking the beauty of the changing seasonal rural landscapes.

This lovely story is a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one farmer 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 the 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.

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

Hardcover with sleeve. View more books from Barbara Cooney.

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Inspiring Children, and their Families, through Play, Art and Reading. Always, with a love of Nature.

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