Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Here Comes Darrell” as Want to Read:
Here Comes Darrell
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Here Comes Darrell

by
4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
If he isn’t at the Barretts’ house, delivering firewood with his dump truck, you might find Darrell on his backhoe, digging a swimming hole for the Murphys, or, depending on the season, plowing the Harts’ steep driveway with his snowplow. Darrell makes sure each family has what they need for every season—which means he rarely has time for his own home. So when a fierce sto ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 24th 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Here Comes Darrell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Here Comes Darrell

Blue on Blue by Dianne WhiteZ Is for Moose by Kelly BinghamLast Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaGrandfather Gandhi by Arun GandhiInfinity and Me by Kate Hosford
VCFA Picture Books
30th out of 167 books — 10 voters
Big River's Daughter by Bobbi MillerFlutter by Erin E. MoultonDon't Touch by Rachel M. WilsonIf All the Animals Came Inside by Eric PinderTracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton
VCFA Student/Alum Books
91st out of 136 books — 24 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 57)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Suzy
Jan 17, 2010 Suzy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, fiction
With a great old-timey name, Darrell is the nicest neighbor around, and probably the hardest working. You see him everywhere, plowing driveways for his neighbors, digging ponds, splitting firewood, and getting people's vehicles unstuck from knee deep mud. He works hard year-round to help his neighbors whether they can pay him for his work, or not. He works through extreme temperatures, hunger, early morning hours, dangerous conditions, and mosquitos without complaint. He even takes time to ackno ...more
KidsFiction Teton County Library
J PIC SCHUBERT

With a great old-timey name, Darrell is the nicest neighbor around, and probably the hardest working. You see him everywhere, plowing driveways for his neighbors, digging ponds, splitting firewood, and getting people's vehicles unstuck from knee deep mud. He works hard year-round to help his neighbors whether they can pay him for his work, or not. He works through extreme temperatures, hunger, early morning hours, dangerous conditions, and mosquitos without complaint. He even takes
...more
Jonathan
Jan 28, 2013 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 566-picturebooks
The incredible woodcut illustrations by Mary Azarian are what first drew me to this book. My family was in love with Mary Azarian's work ever since her images appears in the Cook's Garden catalog. A trip to Vermont allowed us the opportunity to see her work up close. Leda Schubert's text is a perfect compliment to the country setting and tells a gentle tale of neighborly kindness. It's refreshing to see people unconditionally helping each other when they are in need, and there are times when I t ...more
Sarah
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Tam
Jul 21, 2014 Tam rated it did not like it
My 4-year-old didn't like this book at all. It's not like the "typical" books we read. The illustrations aren't cutesy. The story was okay. It did have a good moral to it (if you help others they will help you) but my child didn't really care.
Kari
Apr 22, 2014 Kari rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, vcfa
The story of a small town in Vermont, and the way they are interconnected - helping each other when help is needed. The illustrations are woodcuts by Mary Azarian.
Heather
Apr 03, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library, seasons
34 months - Beautiful woodcut images, covers the seasons, talks about helping each other and the interconnectedness of a small town in the north east.
Joanne
Oct 12, 2010 Joanne rated it it was amazing
The best. Kids can learn about being there for friends and neighbors. Written with a sweet, light touch, by a great author.
Sarah
Jan 11, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Captures the essence of (northern) New England and (northern) New Englanders. Simon loves this book!
Liam Fountain
Liam Fountain is currently reading it
Sep 18, 2016
Rody
Rody added it
Sep 11, 2016
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2016
Ian
Ian rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2016
Summer Simmons
Summer Simmons marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2016
Carrie
Carrie added it
May 19, 2016
Jayden Mahoney
Jayden Mahoney rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2016
Marisa
Marisa added it
Dec 19, 2015
Louisa
Louisa rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2015
Aiyah
Aiyah marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2015
Elaine Sloan
Elaine Sloan rated it it was amazing
Jun 21, 2015
Carlos
Carlos marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2015
Dayle
Dayle rated it it was amazing
Feb 23, 2015
Hilton
Hilton rated it liked it
Feb 20, 2015
Erin Moulton
Erin Moulton marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2014
Karen
Karen rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2014
We love
We love rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2014
Nathan and Colin
Nathan and Colin rated it it was ok
Aug 11, 2014
Nimmi
Nimmi marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book