FARM FOR RENT by Nils Hogner
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This is a Junior Literary Guild selection and we second the motion. Here is a wry, fresh look at farms- and their animals. Bill Greene lived in a furnished apartment in a big noisy city. The doctor told Bill's father to get away from the honking horns and hubbub of the city after he had been ill. They stopped at a sign that said ""Farm for Rent"". Farmer Snodgrass took them out to the henyard where the hens went CACKLE CACKLE! And the geese went HONK HONK. And the lambs went BAA-AA! Mr. Greene decided that farm was too noisy so he took one with no animals at all. Then he found the country was so quiet it kept him awake. But soon their menage included a kitten, then a dog, then a horse and when the city doctor came to call he could hardly make himself heard above the clamor of all the animals on the farm. A natural. You can be sure that children who hear this in a story circle will be honking, cackling and oinking delightedly for days afterward.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1958
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman