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A humble life : plain poems

by High, Linda Oatman.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction child rm J 811.6 Hig
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Children Non-Fiction
Call Number  child rm J 811.6 Hig
Beautifully illustrated, A Humble Life captures with warmth and appreciation a year in the lives of Plain People - people in the Amish and Mennonite communities of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. This collection of poetry cycles through a year in the lives of the Mennonite and Amish people who live near High in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. High mixes the earthy details of birthing animals and planting with homey pleasures of quilting and baking, all suffused with a feeling of thankfulness for the beauties of the world and for the gifts of God. Each two-to three-verse poem is accompanied by a lovely oil painting, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell in its demonstration of the artist's delight in people, but with softer edges, richer colors, and lots of play with light. Together, the poems and the paintings offer a quiet, pleasurable reading experience that conveys some of the values of the people who live in Pennsylvania Dutch country. --Susan Dove Lempke"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, A Humble Life: Plain Poems by Linda Oatman High chronicles the simple life of the area's Mennonite and Amish people in works like "Brand New Lamb" and "Barn Raising Day" ("Baking pies/ for barn raising day, we pray/ that no lightning strikes/ again."). Bill Farnsworth's exquisite oil-on-linen illustrations bring the setting to life. ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Pennsylvania Dutch -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Pennsylvania Dutch -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Pa.) -- Juvenile poetry.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,2001
Contributors Farnsworth, Bill.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0802852076 (alk. paper)
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