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For the past few years, Ephraim's father's potato crop has failed almost entirely. But this year there is hope. However, a good crop cannot ensure a good market. Since no one has any money to spend on potatoes, Ephraim's father must turn to logging to make ends meet. When he returns months later, the potatoes have rotted, and father and son must dump them in the river. ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Groundwood Books
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Max and I loved this book... There is more writing on each page than on the average children's book page but that is due to the small format (novel size but shorter)... The drawings are gorgeous (especially the horses!). It is history, memoir, child' perspective, family love, father-son relationship all wrapped up into a beautiful book...
Jan Andrews lives down the end of a road on a lake and has a passion for the Canadian wilderness. As a storyteller, she has a particular love for the traditional folk and fairy tales. She has read from the world’s great epics and, during summer weekends, has organized complete retellings of both The Iliad and The Odyssey. Her writing comes out of a conviction that young people can find, within ...moreMore about Jan Andrews...