by

David Budbill

Pictures by Donald Carrick

first published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1974

 

 

* * *

CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT

Search Used Bookstores

* * *

Where do Christmas trees come from? How do they get to the city? What conservation measures are taken? This behind-the-scenes visit to a Christmas tree farm in Vermont has the answers. Realistic drawings reflect he changing seasons as the story follows the cycle of a tree from spring transplanting through mowing, pruning, and finally the felling of a year’s crop and the transporting to children everywhere.

Pictures by the late and renowned children’s book illustrator Donald Carrick.

* * *

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

a Kirkus Choice for 1974

* * *

Evocative…strangely loving…

Scientific American

Informative…a refreshingly peaceful change of pace from many of our frenetic Christmas stories.

New Books for Elementary Grades in Baltimore

Refreshingly straightforward.

The Detroit Free Press

Fascinating and understandable to younger children

Elementary English

Understated and satisfying…

Kirkus Review

An excellent, very informative book.

Sioux-Falls Argus-Leader

Interesting….By means of colorful illustrations and simple text this book gives children an excellent book about Christmas trees and where they come from.

La Crosse (Wisconsin) Book Gleanings

 

Read More...

 

* * *

In Paperback Only: ISBN 0-9657144-9-7

$5.50

to order contact:

Bondcliff Books
P.O. Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561

1-800-859-7581
or
603-444-4880

Email:

Email:  info@bondcliffbooks.com

or

dickerman2@myfairpoint.net

 

* * *
 

Daniel and Seth are backwoods boys, fascinated and challenged by the swamps, rivers, and mountains of their remote northern valley and by the wildlife they see there. These evocative survival stories describe three trips the boys make, alone and together: a snowshoe trek, a swamp exploration, and an October night alone in the woods.

David Budbill writes simply and beautifully about the exhilaration of striking out into the wilderness. He captures the sense of mystery, awe, and sometimes fear that nature evokes in each of us.

* * *

SNOWSHOE TREK TO OTTER RIVER

a Kirkus Choice for 1976

* * *

nominated for the 1977-78

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

* * *

Three spare and truthful outdoor adventures, all memorable for their noticing attention to detail and the marvelous absence of melodramatic complications….They leave you feeling euphoric. “loose in your bones.”

Kirkus Review

Powerful short stories…fast paced adventures…never faltering into the sentimental.

School Library Journal

With clean, simple sentences the author captures the lure of the wilderness and the beauty of animals in their own environment.

Booklist

These three short stories could serve as models of the genre.

University of Minnesota College of Education Review

* * * * * * *
PREVIOUS EDITIONS
 

SNOWSHOE TREK TO OTTER RIVER

by

David Budbill

Pictures by Lorence Bjorklund

first published by The Dial Press, New York, 1976

 

 

subsequently in paperback

by Bantam/Skylark Editions

 

 

* * *

Almost 100,000 copies sold

* * *

CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT

Search Used Bookstore

Read More...