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The Farmer
The Farmer

The Farmer

By Mark Ludy, Illustrated by Mark Ludy

4–10, Grades K–4

JUVENILE FICTION

64 Pages, 11 x 8 1/2

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: August 1999

ISBN 9780966427608

Rights: US, CA & UK

Scribble & Sons (Aug 1999)

Price: $18.95
 
 

Overview

The farmer is a gentle, hardworking man who loves his animals and tends his fields with strong, caring hands.

The farmer is a gentle, hardworking man who loves his animals and tends his fields with strong, caring hands. When a series of disasters destroys his crops, he is forced to sell some of his cherished animals to survive until the next planting. He passionately hopes he will be able to buy back his four-legged friends after the next harvest. The illustrations are richly detailed and filled with life and emotion. Children will delight in discovering the tiny details hidden in the illustrations and finding Squeakers the Mouse in each one. This is a story of hardship and loss, but it highlights growth, joy, friendship, and forgiveness.

Author Biography

Mark Ludy is the writer and illustrator of The Flower Man, among other books. He lives in Longmont, Colorado.