THE AUCTION by Jan Andrews

THE AUCTION

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 From two Canadians, a bittersweet goodbye to a family farm. After Gran's death, Todd is staying with Gramps the night before the auction to sell his possessions. The two share some weeping, some happy reminiscing, and a few of Gran's pickles; then they decide to make scarecrows, as Gran did, to dress up the auction. A rueful but well-told variant on an increasingly familiar theme. In her picture book debut, Reczuch is overgeometrical in many of her details, and her figures are almost wooden; still, the story's authentic human warmth glows from her illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-02-705535-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991




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