GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall

GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE

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Age Range: 5 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. The elegant country house is first glimpsed from a nearby hill in Tudor times; the scenes that follow suggest changes in the garden, park, and exterior (rebuilt after a fire in the early Stuart period; the Regency produced a new Gothic faáade and conservatory) as well as activities (upstairs and down) and furnishings within. As always, Goodall's watercolors are richly evocative, their many details carefully researched. A bored child, member of a modern tour group, appears in the last picture; she might have been more interested if she'd seen this book before her visit. For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: March 31st, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-50545-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1992