Hundred-Year Barn
Hundred-Year Barn

Hundred-Year Barn

Written by Patricia MacLachlan & illustrated by Kenard Pak
4 - 8
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Sep 17, 2019
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Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan’s poignant text and award-winning artist Kenard Pak’s gentle and rustic illustrations paint the picture of a beautiful red barn and the people who call it home.One hundred years ago, a little boy watched his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn become his refuge and home–a place to play with friends and farm animals alike.As seasons passed, the barn weathered many storms. The boy left and returned a young man, to help on the farm and to care for the barn again. The barn has stood for one hundred years, and it will stand for a hundred more: a symbol of peace, stability, caring and community.In this joyful celebration generations of family and their tender connection to the barn, Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Kenard Pak spin a tender and timeless story about the simple moments that make up a lifetime.This beautiful picture book is perfect for young children who are curious about history and farm life. Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year (2020) –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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farmsfamilycowboys and cowgirlsfarm animalsfamily lifemultigenerationalfarm life and ranch life



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    Publication Date
    September 17, 2019
    Katherine Tegen Books
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    4 - 8 years
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