MOVING TO TOWN by Mattie Lou O'Kelley


Age Range: 4 - 8
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 In her fourth picture book, an acclaimed Georgia folk artist (b. 1908) depicts a family moving in springtime from an old- fashioned farm, via horse and wagon, to a modern-looking city with features from at least the 30's to the 60's; they enjoy new experiences--zoo, ``underground city'' (Atlanta?), eating out, a movie, a big new school--but are delighted when Papa decides to move home again in time for a snowy Christmas. The rather surreal story may not hold attention on its own, but it serves to caption the intriguing paintings with their many idiosyncratic details, jewel-like colors, and innovative use of space. (Picture book. 4- 8)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-63805-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991