Ox-Cart Man

[Epub] ↠ Ox-Cart Man  Author Donald Hall – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 40 pages
  • Ox-Cart Man
  • Donald Hall
  • English
  • 06 September 2019
  • 0140504419

About the Author: Donald Hall

Donald Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928 He began writing as an adolescent and attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference at the age of sixteen the same year he had his first work published He earned a B.A from Harvard in 1951 and a B Litt from Oxford in 1953.Donald Hall has published numerous books of poetry, most recently White Apples and the Taste of Stone Selected Poems 1 Donald Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928 He began writing as an adolescent and attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference at the age of sixteen the same year he had his first work published He earned a B.A from Harvard in 1951 and a B Litt from Oxford in 1953.Donald Hall has published numerous books of poetry, most recently White Apples and the Taste of Stone Selected Poems 1946 2006 Houghton Mifflin, 2006 The Painted Bed 2002 and Without Poems 1998 , which was published on the third anniversary of his wife and fellow poet Jane Kenyon s death from leukemia Other notable collections include The One Day 1988 , which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination The Happy Man 1986 , which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and Exiles and Marriages 1955 , which was the Academy s Lamont Poetry Selection for 1956.In a review of Hall s recent Selected Poems, Billy Collins wrote in the Washington Post Hall has long been placed in the Frostian tradition of the plainspoken rural poet His reliance on simple, concrete diction and the no nonsense sequence of the declarative sentence gives his poems steadiness and imbues them with a tone of sincere authority It is a kind of simplicity that succeeds in engaging the reader in the first few lines Besides poetry, Donald Hall has written books on baseball, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Marianne Moore He is also the author of children s books, including Ox Cart Man 1979 , which won the Caldecott Medal short stories, including Willow Temple New and Selected Stories Houghton Mifflin, 2003 and plays He has also published several autobiographical works, such as The Best Day The Worst Day Life with Jane Kenyon 2005 and Life Work 1993 , which won the New England Book award for nonfiction.Hall has editedthan two dozen textbooks and anthologies, including The Oxford Book of Children s Verse in America 1990 , The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes 1981 , New Poets of England and America with Robert Pack and Louis Simpson, 1957 , and Contemporary American Poetry 1962 revised 1972 He served as poetry editor of The Paris Review from 1953 to 1962, and as a member of editorial board for poetry at Wesleyan University Press from 1958 to 1964.His honors include two Guggenheim fellowships, the Poetry Society of America s Robert Frost Silver medal, a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Writers and Publisher Project, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for poetry Hall also served as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984 to 1989 In December 1993 he and Jane Kenyon were the subject of an Emmy Award winning Bill Moyers documentary, A Life Together In the June 2006, Hall was appointed the Library of Congress s fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry He lives in Danbury, New Hampshire


Ox-Cart Man Winner Of The Caldecott MedalThus Begins A Lyrical Journey Through The Days And Weeks, The Months, And The Changing Seasons In The Life Of One New Englander And His Family The Oxcart Man Packs His Goods The Wool From His Sheep, The Shawl His Wife Made, The Mittens His Daughter Knitted, And The Linen They Wove He Packs The Birch Brooms His Son Carved, And Even A Bag Of Goose Feathers From The Barnyard Geese.He Travels Over Hills, Through Valleys, By Streams, Past Farms And Villages At Portsmouth Market He Sells His Goods, One By One Even His Beloved Ox Then, With His Pockets Full Of Coins, He Wanders Through The Market, Buying Provisions For His Family, And Returns To His Home And The Cycle Begins Again Like A Pastoral Symphony Translated Into Picture Book Format, The Stunning Combination Of Text And Illustrations Recreates The Mood Of 19 Century Rural New England The Horn Book

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10 thoughts on “Ox-Cart Man

  1. Manybooks says:

    I absolutely love Barbara Cooney s expressive illustrations they are bold, colourful and show a detailed slice of life, an almost palatable sense of time and place By contrast and comparison, Donald Hall s text, while it is for the most part athan adequate mirror of the illustrations, I do tend to find somewhat overly positive and saccharinely optimistic The poetic narrative never really seems to expand all that much on the very salient and obvious truth that the Ox Cart Man is away fr I absolutely ...

  2. Jamie says:

    Nice portrayal of a farmers life in the 19th Century How the Farmer loads up his cart to products his family works on over the year It shows many different uses for what a farmer might have access to Such as mittens made from sheep wool A great book to introduce your child to a good history lesson.

  3. Ronyell says:

    I have actually first seen Ox Cart Man on an episode of Reading Rainbow and I have decided to re read this book after so many years of not reading it in my adult years Ox Cart Man is a Caldecott Medal Award winning book by Donald Hall along with illustrations by Barbara Cooney and it basically details the everyday life of how a man and his family keep on making new items to sell at the market and to use the money they earned from selling their items to buy new items Ox Cart Man might h I have actually first seen Ox Cart Man on an episode of Reading Rainbow and I have decided to re read this book after so many years of not reading it in my adult years Ox Cart Man is a Caldecott Medal Award winning book by Donald Hall along with illustrations by Barbara Cooney and it basically details the everyday life of how a man and his family keep on making new items to sell at the market and to use ...

  4. Fjóla says:

    The illustrations of Barbara Cooney really make this book But the dated story is touching, how the farmer and his family work the land, harvest and make, knit, carve, weave things to sell at the market, how they make the utmost use of everything the farm and the land give them It was a great opportunity to explain how people used to live in the olden days and how there used to be an age where people did not have stoves well, okay, some people may still not have stoves , cars, supermarke The illustrations of Barbara Cooney really make this book But the dated story is touching, how the farmer and his family work the land, harvest and make, knit, carve, weave things to sell at the market, how they make the utmost use of everything the...

  5. Dolly says:

    An interesting look at pioneer times and the things that people would do to make a living Our girls enjoyed this book a lot and asked a lot of questions about why the man would sell his mode of transport The illustrations by Barbara Cooney, as usual, are fantasti...

  6. Mimi says:

    The illustrations are just beautiful, detailed and nostalgic, and the story is educational Lovely children s book.

  7. Kathryn says:

    I remember liking the book from Reading Rainbow great episode where LeVar goes to Old Sturbridge Village and I think I appreciated it evennow as an adult I know I m romanticizing the past, but as I read and explained the story to my son he is almost three and was wondering about the old fashioned aspects, such as why the man was walking with the ox instead of taking a car I was really struc...

  8. Mike Smith says:

    Only the illustrations earn the second star All are classic representations of colonial New England, but only the panoramic depictions of the Ox Cart Man s journeys are anything special The flowing path evokes a journey of many days while allowing the whole journey to appear in one frame The colors in these illustrations also portray the beauty of the region missing in the dreariness of the rest of the tale Unfortunately these three illustrations cannot overcome the boring, repetitive and de Only the illustrations earn the second star All are classic representations of colonial New England, but only the panoramic depictions of the Ox Cart Man s journeys are anything special The flowing path evokes a journey of many days while allowing the whole journey to appear in one frame The colors in these illustrations also portray the beauty of the region missing in the dreariness of the rest of the tale Unfortunately these three illustrations cannot overcome the boring, repetitive and deeply depressing language of the book He did this He did that He did yonder He did whatever It s merely a catalogue of actions, barely even driving the action through time Worst of al...

  9. Carol says:

    I read this book when my kids were young, but the impact of the story didn t hit me until I watched Bill Moyer s documentary about Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon When Hall explained hearing the story that prompted him to write this book, I decided to revisit the children s book It begins in October when an unnamed farmer packs a cart with all the products and produce his family has made an...

  10. SamZ says:

    1980 Caldecott Medal Favorite Illustration The winter scene where the family is tapping the trees for maple syrup and the sky is lit up by the sun so beautiful This was a fun story about how people used to work the land they lived on and sold the excess to buy things they couldn t make themselves My daughter 6 was having a hard time understanding why the man sold everything especially the ox , and we had to have a talk about how the farmers didn t have a Target to run to whenever they n 1980 Caldecott Medal Favorite Illustration The winter scene where the family is tapping the trees for maple syrup and the sky is lit up by the sun so beautiful This was a fun story about how people used to work the land t...