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The Farmer in the Dell

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The timeless circle-game 'The Farmer in the Dell' is one of the first that children learn to play, and its happy, lilting song is among the first they learn to sing. In this picture book, Ilse Plume has imagined a fresh setting for the lyrics - a farmstead in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by David R. Godine Publisher
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David R. Godine
May 18, 2010 David R. Godine rated it it was amazing
"[Plume:] puts an Amish spin on the oft-sung favorite with lovely, old-fashioned, colored-pencil scenes and border designs inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch motifs and folk art....An elegant tribute to an American classic."
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Nov 04, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Singing a book can be so much more fun than just reading, in part because everyone can sing along. This one does a good job with appropriate pictures and the well-known folk song.
Jan 16, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
song book, great for music classes. explanation in back of book of how to do circle game affiliated with song. illustrations in book are highlighted with Penn Dutch art style.
Aug 21, 2008 Sally marked it as to-read
Shelves: picture-book
I'd like to check out this illustrator.
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Ilse Plume is an internationally renowned children's book author and illustrator who has illustrated stories from Italy, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden. She was inspired to illustrate children's books by her daughter, and her love of tales around the world was nurtured by her grandfather.

Her books include: The Bremen Town Musicians, which received the Caldecott Honor, and, most recently, The Farmer in
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