Thursday, November 2, 2017

Autumn Harvest by Alvin Tresselt & Illus by Roger Duvoisin

I was of two minds as to when I should post this. I mean there is a jack-o-lantern on the cover, so total Halloween book right? Except this book has only a little Halloween is much more about fall in general. So after Halloween won out. 

Alvin Tresselt books are a little wordy, but the words are well worth the wordiness. And Roger Duvoisin is his marvelous self in this book. 

I heart this book. 

Well used endpapers!

This book follows summer as it morphs into fall. 

Haying under impossibly blue skies. 

School walks

Apple harvest

This book alternates between full color and monochromatic very effectively.

Trees all aglow. 

Really, the words are a long prose poem. I love the words. 

See? Halloween just makes a cameo appearance. 

Fragile ghosts of goldenrod and Queen Anne's lace...

Now the farmer rested in his big easy chair by the fire.
His harvest was gathered. 


Isn't that a charming book? All lovely words and vintage illustrations. 

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