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The Big Field
The Big Field

The Big Field

A Child's Year Under the Southern Cross


48 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Cloth, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: August 2012

ISBN 9780982690079

Rights: WOR

KWS Publishers (Aug 2012)

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Beautifully illustrated, this is the charming story of a girl who spends a year with her grandmother on a farm at the edge of the South American Atlantic Rainforest. The child is from the city, but the time she spends with her grandmother teaches her about the seasons of the Southern Hemisphere and the beauty and transience of the rainforest—from the plant, animal, and insect life to the cycles of nature. Following them as they spend their days walking through the forest, lying on their backs under the trees, eating dinner outside, collecting seeds, and learning about the wildlife, this entertaining narrative is also environmentally sensitive in its approach. An illustrated, child-friendly glossary with sections dedicated to butterflies and moths, birds, bugs, and trees and plants concludes the book.


"I love the imagery of the story. This book is so rich with learning opportunities that you could spend a great deal of time reading and re-reading it, and still come up with something different . . . every time. This is a wonderful book to read . . . to your child." —

Author Biography

Anne Morddel is a former children’s librarian and the author of One Fun Week and Polly Blue.