The Hundred-Year Barn
A hundred years ago, a man needed a barn on his farm. The people in his family and in the nearby town all came together to help the man build his barn. It took many days and many hands to raise the frame of the barn. Children watched and played in the meadow nearby where the cows and sheep roamed and foxes and birds appeared. The barn boards and roof shingles were nailed on and at last the barn was finished. Everyone cheered. The builders and their families celebrated with a dinner at long tables before standing still for a photograph. The barn protects livestock, children use it for slumber parties, various creatures find homes in it. A family history is etched in the barn over its first hundred years.
Author Patrica MacLachlan has written another charming book with lyrical language and a story that will open a door to youngsters on our past and how Americans lived, building the agrarian part of our society. Her deft storytelling will engage youngsters with this quiet tale as will the sweet, subtle illustrations by Kenard Pak. This is a lovely picture book.
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|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|
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