Monday, February 16, 2009

Nonfiction Monday: Our Farm: four seasons with five kids on one family's farm by Michael Rosen

With statistics, interviews, photos, and commentary, Michael Rosen presents family life on a modern farm. Our Farm contains plenty of numbers and facts, but it's more than just research and information.

This book is the story of a family who enjoys their life and each other. Each season has different jobs and different joys. As can be seen in the afterword and in some commentary, Michael Rosen doesn't always agree with the lifestyle of the Bennetts - especially hunting. But he presents an honest picture of their way of life.

This is the perfect book for anyone wanting to know about rural life, life on a farm, or just to enjoy reading about one family's approach to life.

Verdict: Whether or not you live in a farming community, this is a great look at a rapidly vanishing way of life in America. Buy it for your patrons to see themselves - or experience a different world.

ISBN: 978-1581960679; Published September 2008 by Darby Creek; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

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