Here Comes Darrell
Publication Date: October 2005
Categories: Social Issues - Friendship
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If he isn’t at the Barretts’ house, delivering firewood with his dump truck, you might find Darrell on his backhoe, digging a swimming hole for the Murphys, or, depending on the season, plowing the Harts’ steep driveway with his snowplow. Darrell makes sure each family has what they need for every seasonwhich means he rarely has time for his own home. So when a fierce storm blows into town, how will Darrell, too, end up safe and sound?
Vibrant woodcuts accompany this warm, gentle story of neighbors helping neighbors in a small-town community set in the North.
Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian is a consummate gardener and a skilled and original woodblock artist. Many of her prints are heavily influenced by her love of gardening, and her turn-of-the-century farmhouse is surrounded by gardens that reveal an artist's vision. Mary Azarian received the 1999 Caldecott Medal for SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. She lives, skis, and gardens in Vermont.
"Kids fascinated by equipment will appreciate the pictures of the plows and earth movers Darrell uses. . . . Azarian’s woodcuts are pleasing as always." Booklist Booklist, ALA
"A delightful tale about seasonal life in nothern New England. . . . This is a strong addition that will be a pleasure to pair with many other books on seasons, neighbors, and communities." School Library Journal School Library Journal