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Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer
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Sep 19, 2012

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bookshelves: caldecott-honor, children-s-picture-book
Read in September, 2012

Caldecott Honor (1954)

Life is good on the farm until for the happy old lady, the grumbling old man and the young lad. But bad luck soon follows when the farm animals are systematically stolen by wolves or wander away lost. Food soon becomes scarce, so the boy is sent away to fend for himself. Along the way he, in effect, becomes a pied piper of sorts, bringing a host of animals back to the farm.

McCloskeys' art is whimsical and detailed, while Sawyers text is fine, if a bit redundant. The pictures really do tell the story, making the text superfluous. A fun story without a morality lesson.

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