A large family comprising a mom, dad, and their twelve children lived in the house where they were born and raised. They filled this home with joy and celebration as the children had their fair share of fun. However, their parents also instilled discipline in them from time to time. The children spent their days playing, occasionally quarreling, and assisting with household tasks. They happily fed and milked the cows, picked apples, and cherished the moments they shared. As we all know, times inevitably change.
We picked this book for its title. The author recounts the story of a family that grows up as a large family on a farm away from the urban noises. Over time, they move on to look after each one's life, and the house that once hosted all of them is now in ruins. However, the author tries to preserve memories of the house through the book, filled with vibrant illustrations that capture the essence of the storyline.
Sophie Blackall's Farmhouse is a captivating book that appeals to readers of all ages. It offers a delightful glimpse into life on a farm, making it a perfect choice for children. Moreover, adults will appreciate its ability to resonate with the circle of life.
Originally published: 2022
Author: Sophie Blackall
Illustrations: Sophie Blackall
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (4.5), Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (5.0), Cover (5.0) & Ease (4.0)
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