Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ox-cart man/ by Donald Hall

"In October he backed his ox into his cart and he and his family filled it up with everything they made or grew all year long
that was left over."

OX-CART MAN  written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney is the wonderfully gentle account of an18th century farming family that uses an ox-cart to take their goods to market, where they make the money to buy the things they need and how work conveys meaning, happiness and contentment to life.  I wanted to turn the book over and start reading it over again. It's a real lesson in economics.  Year after year, we are all producers and consumers.

Bonnie R

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