HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780688172442, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2005
A flood is coming! When the water climbs to the rooftops, where will everybody go? To Grandma's house, of course, high up on a hill. Before long, the house is full ofpeople, chickens, ducks, pigs, horses, cats, and even a cow. There's only one person missing -- Grandpa!
This heartwarming story by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is based on a real-life event: the Vermont Flood of 1927. Watercolors by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Emily Arnold McCully capture both the sweeping drama of the flood and the comfort of a cozy kitchen filled with friends, neighbors, and good cheer.
“McCully’s nostalgic watercolors reflect the warmth of family life.…and the stoic farmers’ response to tragedy.”
-The Horn Book
“Watercolors enliven a well-told adventure with a sense of the period and terrific characterizations of the people and animals.”