McCREPHY'S FIELD by Christopher A. Myers

McCREPHY'S FIELD

Age Range: 4 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 After 24-year-old Joe McCrephy leaves his Ohio cornfield to go to Wyoming, nature takes over: weeds and field flowers replace the corn, attracting birds; then young trees begin to grow, providing cover for a different range of wildflowers and creatures. In time, a full-grown forest shelters deer and other woodland creatures for Joe to wonder at when he finally returns as an old man. The simple text, admirably species-specific, is much extended in Chartier's lovely watercolors, where landscapes and most flora are rendered impressionistically but the animals are carefully observed and precisely delineated. An unusually appealing look at change; try pairing it with the reverse approach, like Burton's The Little House (1942) or Baker's Window (p. 315). (Picture book. 4-10)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-53807-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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