A Family for Old Mill Farm (Hardcover)

By Shutta Crum, Niki Daly (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618428465, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2007

List Price: 16.00*
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A raccoon real estate agent is showing his animal clients—families of finches and foxes, deer and ducks—the woods, fields, and pond of Old Mill Farm. At the same time, a human realtor is trying to find a suitable house for a human family. Cabin on a mountaintop? Vine-smothered cottage? Mobile home on the prairie? None of those will do, and finally the tired realtor suggests one last possibility—a tumbledown property called . . . Old Mill Farm. Lively verse and funny, endearing art transport the reader to an intriguing variety of locations and make this quest both entertaining and satisfying.

About the Author

Shutta Crum, formerly a librarian, currently writes full time. Among other picture books, she is the author Thunder-Boomer (Clarion), which received four starred reviews, was nominated for a Cybil Award, and was an SLJ Best Book, a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book, and an ALA Notable Book. Shutta was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and lives with her husband in Michigan. Her website is www.shutta.com.

Niki Daly is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Kleinmond, a small seaside town in Western Cape, South Africa, and often finds inspiration for his stories in African peoples and cultures.

Praise For A Family for Old Mill Farm

"Cleverly celebrate[s] the importance of turning an unfamiliar house into a beloved home." School Library Journal

"Two enthusiastic realtors offer different spins on the same...property as their clients search for the perfect home." Kirkus Reviews