Ox-cart Man
Ox-cart Man
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Ox-cart Man

Written by Donald Hall & illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9780140504415
Publication Date
October 28, 1983
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
16
Reading Age
2 - 5 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
83008008
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
12452903
ASIN/ISBN 10
0140504419
Lexile® Level
AD1130L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~Z
ATOS® Book Level
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
6084
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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