Thursday, May 27, 2010
Anne Shelby 1995
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
A grandmother tells her granddaughter about the history of their farm starting with her great-great-great-great-grandpa who cleared the land and built a log cabin. Throughout the story more rooms get added to the house, more crops are planted, and the changes in technology are seen. The text is sweet and melodious and the pictures are perfect, showing all of the centuries. If you’re sensitive to stories that follow the passage of time then you might get a little misty eyed at the end (like me).