A brief, rhythmic, repetitive text outlines principal agricultural events from the arrival of ""the farmer with a brand-new...

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A brief, rhythmic, repetitive text outlines principal agricultural events from the arrival of ""the farmer with a brand-new bride"" through seasons, births, and celebrations, planting commemorative trees, the farmer's old age and death, and a final incantation: ""Yonder is the farmer on a jet black horse./Yonder are the hills that roll forever./Plum tree is in blossom with a thousand, thousand bees./Yonder. Way over yonder."" Bloom's brightly colorful paintings of land, sky, and earthy people are lovely; but although it all adds up to a very pleasant bit of nostalgia, the book doesn't shed much new light on the perennial cycle.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 31

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988