The Country Child

By: Uttley, Alison

Price: $6.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Gift quality reprint paperback in butternut gold background card covers with black line drawing of a number of people walking in a lane outside of a church in the country on frt cover. Nice patch of wild flowers on rear cover. 237 pp text is crisp, unmarked and starting to brown but is not brittle. This is a book about a girl growing up in the country. Alison Uttley has drawn on her own youth to produce memories so vivid and nostalgic that you can almost smell the honeysuckle and hear the owls calling at dusk. She writes about the small, intense joys and sorrows of life on a small farm: the fun of haymaking, the sadness of favourite animals being slaughtered, and the close sweetness of Christmas celebrations in the farmhouse kitchen. It will delight everyone who enjoys tales of the coutnryside and its quiet serenity will stay with you long after more conventional stories are forgotten.... for older readers, (old enough to handle talk of a slaughtered animal for example.)

Title: The Country Child

Author Name: Uttley, Alison

Illustrator: Tunnicliffe, C.F., R.A.

Categories: CHILDRENS FICTION,

Publisher: England, Penguin Books: 1970

ISBN Number: 0140303022

ISBN Number 13: 9780140303025

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Soft cover

Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

Seller Id: 46755

Keywords: Life in the Country, Simple Pleasures, Home grown food, Hand made gifts.,