Market day : a story told with folk art (#35456Z8)

by Ehlert, Lois

10 reviews & awards | 7 full-text reviews

Paperback Harcourt, c2000, p2002
Price: USD 7.23
Description: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Dewey: -E-; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 1.5
AR 1.6 LG .5 51668EN; RC 2.1 1; LEX 470L


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From the Publisher

Everyone's going to the town square. But this is no ordinary market--it's a feast of folk art from around the world. Whether you're looking for fruits, vegetables, or just an afternoon of fun, this is a shopping trip you don't want to miss!

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Product Details
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2002
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Voyager Books ed.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-15-216820-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-15-216820-9
  • Follett Number: 35456Z8
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 1.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 1.6
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 51668EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 2.1
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: 470L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 05/15/00
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 07/01/00
  • Choice, 01/01/01
  • Kirkus Reviews, 05/15/00
  • Library Talk, 09/01/00
  • New York Times, 11/19/00
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/22/00
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/00
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/00
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (Vol. 96, No. 18 (May 15, 2000))
Ages 3-7. The rhymes are simple and easy: "Pull up some carrots. / Shake off the dirt. / Pack the tomatoes. / Tuck in your shirt." It's time for the farmers' market; the truck is loaded with produce. We drive past birds and fishes, sheep and snakes, and see an oxcart ferrying a very large watermelon and a corn-bearing basket on an origami-inspired motorbike. At the market, people buy and sell, work and play, until they return home, newly laden with good things to eat. All of the brilliantly colored and arranged images are created from pieces of folk art from Africa, China, and South America, which are identified in a pictorial key at the back. Ehlert has put her many talents to use here, creating coherent and eye-filling tableaux from a wide variety of articles and materials. Don't miss the Mexican tin sun shining on the top-heavy produce truck near gamboling Colombian textile sheep, or the fabulous African blue-beaded ox with a mouth full of Mexican papier-machecarrots.

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