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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 27, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
Albert and his trusty mare June set off early on market day to sell their melons in town and return home before dark. Is this another insignificant day in the life of a farmer? Perhaps-but look again. This is a trip kids will want to take again and again.

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This tells half a dozen different stories that are only interconnected and make sense if you examine the pictures carefully. My favorite page is where Albert and his horse, June, are home after a hard ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktinney2315937 - LibraryThing

This book tells of Albert and JUne who go to the market everyday to sell their melons. If everything goes as planned they will be home before dark; which is what happens. Little do they know what goes ... Read full review


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David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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