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The Hundred-Year Barn



by
Patricia MacLachlan
None
Kenard Pak

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780062687739
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$15.25
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QTY
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

In 1919, this barn was built
by townspeople, family, and friends.
It has stood for a hundred years
and will stand for a hundred more.
The barn is a symbol of peace
and stability
and caring
and community.


A little boy watches his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn becomes his refuge and home—a place to play with friends and farm animals alike. The boy leaves and returns as a young man to help on the farm and to care for the barn again. In this joyful celebration of generations of family and their tender connection to the barn, Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Kenard Pak spin a tender and timeless story about the simple moments that make up a lifetime.

Full-color illustrations created with watercolor, gouache, pencil, ink, and digital media.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Dewey

E

AR

3.7: points 0.5

Lexile

620L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2019

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Barns. Construction (building). Family life. Community. Neighbors. Farm life.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

MacLachlan’s gift for portraying bucolic bliss returns in this account of a 1919 barn raising and the narrator’s experiences with the building as years pass. When Jack is five, his community gathers for the framing, building, raising, and painting of what his father dubs the Hundred-Year Barn. Meanwhile, youngsters play in a stream, chow down at celebration feasts, and share scary story at sleepovers in the barn. The narrator ages, assuming tasks of responsibility for the structure and its residents. Sweeping the barn as an adult, Jack discovers a fallen nest containing the wedding ring his father lost during the barn build. Pak applies gouache, pencil, ink, and digital media for folksy illustrations that offer warm gold overtones, and complement the narrator’s ever-red cap. Fox, possum, cat, dog, and mouse each meander into the story with winsome expressions, adding to the serene mood. This story’s poetry and pace are mellow, ideal for a quiet time.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

MacLachlan’s gift for portraying bucolic bliss returns in this account of a 1919 barn raising and the narrator’s experiences with the building as years pass. When Jack is five, his community gathers for the framing, building, raising, and painting of what his father dubs the Hundred-Year Barn. Meanwhile, youngsters play in a stream, chow down at celebration feasts, and share scary story at sleepovers in the barn. The narrator ages, assuming tasks of responsibility for the structure and its residents. Sweeping the barn as an adult, Jack discovers a fallen nest containing the wedding ring his father lost during the barn build. Pak applies gouache, pencil, ink, and digital media for folksy illustrations that offer warm gold overtones, and complement the narrator’s ever-red cap. Fox, possum, cat, dog, and mouse each meander into the story with winsome expressions, adding to the serene mood. This story’s poetry and pace are mellow, ideal for a quiet time.

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