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A home in the barn, by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney

Label
A home in the barn
Title
A home in the barn
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Farm animals seek shelter in a big, warm barn during a cold, snowy night
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 /* Starred Review */ Every full-color double-page spread glows with warmth as the rhyme begins: “Here is the barn / Hear the wind rattle / Open the door / And see all the cattle.” A huge red barn entices children to turn the page, where they see not only six cows but also two goats, six chicks and a mother hen, and a watchful cat peering out the window. Winter is coming, and it’s time for all the animals to move indoors. Scurrying field mice and trotting horses move inside, as the large illustrated fonts chorus, “squeak squeak” and “Neigh shiver shiver.” Jonathan the farmer welcomes a silky newborn calf into the world, where it rests cozily in the hay, surrounded by the barn animals, safe from the whistling “whooo” of the wind. All crowd together for a happy ending, secure from the rattling gusts and snowy cold. Observant children will love finding the different animals, from snuffling pigs to whizzing bats. Artwork in pencil, watercolor, gouache, and pastel helps to create the detailed world of the barn, a place of warmth and safety. The mist from the horses’ breath, and whoosh of the wind bending the grasses and swirling the manes make visible nature’s power. A glorious tribute to Brown’s timeless classic. -- Lolly Gepson (Reviewed 7/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 21, p66)
  • “Outside in the cold/ Hear the wind rattle/ Stay in the barn/ Keep warm with the cattle.” Atmospheric lines by the late, legendary author begin this story of the gathering in of winter on a farm, illustrated with finely developed paintings by Caldecott Medalist Pinkney. Mice, which have spent the summer in the fields, scurry into the hayloft, and the horses follow, their breath rising “like smoke” in the cold air. In the warm barn, a calf is born, and the farmer (who has brown skin and dark hair) and his dog welcome it: “ ‘Winter Morn will be her name,’ said Jonathan, the farmer, as he rubbed down her silky little curly coat.” Brown describes the cozy animal activity with reassuring, repeating lines that wander unevenly between poetry and prose. Pinkney paints the animals with affection, warmth, and remarkable vitality evident in every carefully observed detail: the way the hair lies on a cow’s snout, the spread of a cardinal’s feathers just before landing. Like the barn itself, Pinkney’s paintings offer a warm refuge for readers to return to. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 06/25/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 26, p)
  • Creatures large and small take shelter together in a warm barn in this evocative collaboration with text by Brown and illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Pinkney. The first few pages are related in rhyming text, while the illustrations set the scene with a traditional red barn and fall leaves blowing in a gusty wind. The text then shifts to prose that describes various animals coming into the barn, including field mice, horses, bats, and goats. A calf is born in the barn, and the brown-skinned farmer names her Winter Morn. The farmer's son, who has brown skin and black, Afro-textured hair, is shown milking a cow on the final spread, where the opening rhyming lines are repeated. The text is lyrical and atmospheric though not as exceptional as some of Brown's better-known works. Pinkney's luminous watercolor-and-pastel illustrations create a cozy environment for the animals, using a double-page-spread format, a large trim size, and a thoughtful design. Tiny details are hidden in the pages, such as a grasshopper perched on a dried cornstalk and a line of ants marching toward the barn, and sound effects from some of the animals are also integrated into the illustrations. An artist's note gives interesting, specific details about Pinkney's artistic process. The gentle, descriptive text and appealing illustrations succeed in establishing an atmosphere of a warm, crowded, noisy barn where everyone is safe and sheltered. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690435
Cataloging source
JQR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1910-1952
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Margaret Wise
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
004-008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pinkney, Jerry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Domestic animals
  • Barns
  • Winter
Target audience
preschool
Label
A home in the barn, by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064485389
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780066237879
Lccn
2017954090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049710924
Label
A home in the barn, by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064485389
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780066237879
Lccn
2017954090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049710924

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