Ox-Cart Man (Library Binding)

By Donald Hall, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Donald Hall is the author of many children's favorites, including The Ox-Cart Man (a Caldecott Medal winner), I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat and Lucy's Summer, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America (OUP, 1985). He has also written a dozen books of poetry, most recently
Without. He lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

Barbara Cooney was a two-time Caldecott award-winner for her books "The Ox-Cart Man" and "The Chanticleer and the Fox". She illustrated over 100 books by the time she died in Maine in 2000.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780670533282
ISBN-10: 0670533289
Publisher: Viking Books
Publication Date: October 8th, 1979
Pages: 36
Language: English