THE THREE BROTHERS by Carolyn Croll

THE THREE BROTHERS

A German Folktale
Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a satisfying variant on a familiar theme, a farmer plans to leave his farm to the son who most completely fills the barn with anything of his own choosing. The eldest crowds the floor with animals; the second heaps it to the rafters with hay; but the youngest, who has been allotted such unimportant tasks as churning and washing, wins by filling every nook and cranny with the light of a single candle, then invites his brothers to share the farm--and the work. Croll's bright, stylized art is based on Pennsylvania Dutch motifs. An attractive choice for story hour. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1991
ISBN: 0-399-22195-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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