CENTURY FARM by Cris Peterson


One Hundred Years on a Family Farm
Age Range: 7 - 11
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This is the delightful story of a middle-sized, Midwestern farm in Wisconsin as told in the first-person narration of Gary Peterson, husband of the author. In the family for five generations, this dairy farm has been lived on and worked for the last 25 years by the Petersons and their three children, who are now grown. Full-color photographs by Upitis, as well as sepia-colored photos from the family album, show life on the farm for 100 years. Peterson says, “Much has changed in one hundred years, but many things have stayed the same.” It’s a distinctly personal story; the author makes no attempt to broaden the discussion, but readers will come away with an appreciation for the hard work that goes into the dairy farm, the continuity brought by five generations, and, in a scene of new construction, a genuine sense of the future of this lovely spot. (Nonfiction. 7-11)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 1-56397-710-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1999


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