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Up We Grow!

A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm

by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Brian Harris

tagged: farm & ranch life, cooking & food
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list price: $16.95
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published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9781554535613
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Up We Grow! is an informative and inspiring book highlighting the importance of small, local farms.

Heartwarming photos invite children into the world of a small, co-operative farm over four seasons. Readers will get to know the hardworking farmers who plow, plant, compost, mulch, harvest and market fruits and vegetables, and care for animals.

Rarely has the important work of a farm been so lovingly presented in photos and text. The book focuses on production as well as the human interaction that makes up small-scale, local farm culture.

Children will discover people of all ages and abilities working together to grow and share food, while protecting and respecting the land and animals we depend upon for our sustenance.

About the Authors

Deborah Hodge is an award-winning author of thirty books for children. Her honors include the Children’s Literature Roundtable’s Information Book Award of Canada (won twice), the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also appeared on lists such as ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth and IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Deborah is a former teacher and curriculum writer who lives in Vancouver.

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Brian Harris is an award-winning photographer with many years of experience in photography and project management for not-for-profit organizations such as FarmFolk/CityFolk. His photographs appear in Up We Grow! He is a proponent of sustainable living and makes his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Brian Harris is an award-winning photographer with many years of experience in photography and project management for not-for-profit organizations such as FarmFolk/CityFolk. His photographs appear in Up We Grow! He is a proponent of sustainable living and makes his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
Editorial Review

Filled with sensory descriptions, the rhythmic text gives a strong sense of life on the farm and in the field, and direct questions create interactive opportunities for adults and kids to talk about each scene together.—Booklist