Journey cake, ho!

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Puffin Books, 1978 - Social Science - 45 pages
11 Reviews
Johnny is leaving the farm because of hard times when his Journey Cake leads him on a merry chase that results in a farm yard full of animals and the family all together again.

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I haven't even seen this book in a long time. But I can tell you that as a kid I loved this book. We only had a very small library at my school but I went back to this one probably the most. I think the illustrations were my favorite part but...can't remember for sure.

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1954 Caldecott Honor I liked the illustrations better than the text, which was okay and similar to the Gingerbread Man. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
22
Section 2
28
Section 3
36
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

Ruth Sawyer (1880-1970) is one of America's most distinguished and honored children's book authors and storytellers. She is particularly well known for her Irish-inspired folktales, especially those centered around Christmas. Ruth Sawyer was awarded the 1937 Newbery Medal for ROLLER SKATES, and in 1954, JOURNEY CAKE, HO!, illustrated by her son-in-law, Robert McCloskey, was a Caldecott Honor recipient. Ruth Sawyer received the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1965 for her substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature.
Max Grafe, the illustrator of OLD COYOTE by Nancy Wood and THE EYE OF THE WOLF by Daniel Pennac, is a printmaker, painter, and illustrator. Of his images for THE WEE CHRISTMAS CABIN OF CARN-NA-WEEN, he says, "I tried to capture Oona's struggle to overcome life's obstacles. I admired her unfaltering hope that she would one day be granted a cabin of her very own. The wee folk, who bring a magical touch to the tale, were an instant attraction for me when I first read this story.

McCloskey attended Vesper George Art School in Boston and the National Academy of Design in New York. He divides his time between the Virgin Islands and Maine.

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