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Ox-cart Man

Written by Donald Hall & illustrated by Barbara Cooney
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Oct 28, 1983
Publication Date
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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

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Who Wrote Ox-cart Man

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Donald Hall
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Who Illustrated Ox-cart Man

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Barbara Cooney

Like Miss Rumphius, the late Barbara Cooney traveled the world, lived in a house by the sea in Maine, and, through her art, made the world more beautiful.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780140504415
Publication Date:
October 28, 1983
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
83008008
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
12452903
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0140504419
Lexile® Level:
AD1130L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
6084
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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