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Old Manhattan Has Some Farms

Written by Susan Lendroth & illustrated by Kate Endle
Published by Charlesbridge
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A clever new spin on “Old MacDonald,” this fun book explores the popular trend of urban farming. From rooftop farms and gardens on Manhattan high rises to neighborhood gardens in empty lots in Atlanta to hydroponic gardens in Seattle, growing food locally has become an important part of city-dwelling life.

Set to the tune of the popular children’s song, this bouncy rhyming text will get everyone reading (or singing) out loud. If you’re not comfortable singing aloud, download the free recording of the song created by popular children’s performer Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew, lead singer and songwriter for the band The Presidents of the United States of America). Six North American cities are highlighted, but included in the back matter are tips and tricks on how to alter the text so you can sing about your own hometown gardens.

Back matter also includes more information about the different types of gardens introduced, additional resources, and the sheet music for the song.

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Who Wrote Old Manhattan Has Some Farms

Susan Lendroth

Susan Lendroth is the author of Old Manhattan Has Some Farms, Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps (Tricycle Press), and more. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Who Illustrated Old Manhattan Has Some Farms

Kate Endle

Kate Endle was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. Encouraged to pursue her love of art, she attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Illustration. Her work has appeared in children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and educational material. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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