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A Prairie Boy's Summer

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work.
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Published June 1st 1975 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 1975)
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Gale
LITERARY AND PICTORIAL VIGNETTES OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIE

It only takes 30 minutes to read this charming book of 20 homespun illustrations with text on the opposite page, but do yourself a favor and savor it longer. Don't expect any plot, theme or character dveleopment, though, for this gem charms by its honest simplicity. Both Kurelek's SUMMER and WINTER books present a patchwork quilt of boyhood memories--preserving for posterity the joy and hardship of farm life on the Canadian prairie.

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Stephen
Nov 09, 2014 Stephen rated it liked it
Fun book with vivid though to me clumsy illustrations by the author, who I believe is well known as a painter. Evocative of life decades ago on the Canadian prairies. "the floor of the sky." I shelved it in travel; it's not a guidebook but it does give a sense of place.
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Marcia Oster
Beautiful pictures depicting the prairies. Great for Children's Literature.
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