Item description for The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen & Martin Provensen...
Overview Observes life on an old-fashioned farm through the four seasons, celebrating the seasonal changes and growth in the lives of the people, the animals, and the countryside. Reprint.
Publishers Description "This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm." In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes. Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.42" Width: 9.17" Height: 0.09" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0689845006 ISBN13 9780689845000 UPC 076714006997
Availability 0 units.
More About Alice Provensen & Martin Provensen
Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen were an American couple who illustrated more than 40 children's books together, 19 of which they also wrote and edited. They won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight.
Alice Provensen currently resides in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Year At Maple Hill Farm?
A good book Jun 16, 2007
We got this book as a companion to 'Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm'. I have to say, I love 'Our Animal Friends' best, but this is also a great book. I like it as a companion to Our Animal Friends. The book goes through the months of the year, and what happens with the animals in each month. Humorous and interresting for our 3 and 7 year olds.
daughter has enjoyed this since she was 2 y.o. Mar 8, 2007
This book was a find at a yard sale and is a joy for both my husband and I as well as my daughter since she was 2. It introduces all kinds of subjects like veterinarian medicine, not to mention the obvious seasons cycle and life on a farm activities. The illustrations are simple and detailed enough to even keep an older childs attention.
This book is a must have for every child Sep 21, 2006
I just bought this book for a gift, and seeing it on this site's website makes me want to go find it on my daughter's bookshelf, and read it myself. And I'm 43!
What a sweet, beautiful, educational, pleasure of a book. It's a great size with gorgeous illustrations. The text is fun to read and fun for a child to listen to, and the whole book is non-fiction and very educational. The perfect combination of a book. I just love it and love to give it! It just bounces and is very engaging. You'll want to read it every season for years.
Outstanding in every way Jun 3, 2002
This has been a favorite book of ours for years and years and years. "The Year at Maple Hill Farm" is written and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provenson. It documents, from January through December, the hard tasks and simple pleasures inherent in life on a farm--everything from bird migrations to the foaling of the horses to lazy summer days spent doing nothing more important swatting flies.
Humans and animals co-exist peacefully here. The illustrations are simple and gently colored, with subtle detail sprinkled throughout. The animals are given a great deal of personality (see especially the cats, who are wonderfully quirky) and the story itself, while utterly basic and free of frills, has an undertow of narrative propulsion that makes each page seem a natural outgrowth of the previous page.
I can't recommend the book highly enough. If you live in the country, you will recognize so much of what is here. If you live in the city, you will welcome the peaceful rhythms of this charming book.