A Drive in the Country (Hardcover)

By Michael J. Rosen, Marc Burckhardt (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763621407, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

List Price: 16.99*
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Climb in for the perfect road trip! Farm visits and foraging in the fields, car games and silly songs — what better way for a family to spend the day?

The car has been stocked with drinks and snacks, maps and joke books, treats for horses and ducks — and now it’s time for three kids, two parents, and one excited dog to set off on that most favorite day trip, a drive in the country. The destination? Oh, here, there, and home again, with a fresh appreciation of family togetherness. Michael J. Rosen’s lyrical, nostalgic text and Marc Burckhardt’s whimsical illustrations are sure to encourage armchair travelers to come along for the ride.

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen has written and edited more than sixty books for children and adults. He enjoyed his childhood trips to the country so much that he moved there, and now lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio.

Marc Burckhardt’s work has appeared on several book jackets and in many publications, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Time magazine. This is his first picture book. He lives in Austin, Texas.