- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st edition (May 3, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688168892
- ISBN-13: 978-0688168896
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,886,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hurry! Hardcover – May 3, 2000
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-There was a time, not so long ago, when family farms were the rule rather than the exception. In those days, harvesting the hay was the centerpiece of the summer. As Gramp tells Nora in this story, "Nothing's more important on this farm than hay." The excitement and tension of that time is fully realized in poetic prose as the girl and her grandparents stop everything to bring in the crop: "Hurry! Hurry! whispers the breeze. It lifts the silver poplar leaves. Rain coming! Hurryuphurryuphurryup the haytedder clacks, as Nora drives it around the field." And yet, as anxious as they are to bring in the hay, it cannot be hurried: it must be dry before it can be brought into the barn. Readers cannot help but be pulled into the story, worrying about whether the rain will hold off long enough, then breathing a sigh of relief when the wagon stacked high with sweet-smelling hay is safely in the barn, leaving only a little on the field to spoil. Smith's accomplished and engagingly realistic watercolor and colored-pencil drawings beautifully capture that time. The approaching storm clouds are especially effective, conveying visually these frantic moments. This appealing title joins a distinguished trio of books about Nora and her grandfather: Mowing (1994), No Foal Yet (1995), and Sugaring (1996, all Greenwillow).
Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Following Mowing (1994), No Foal Yet (1995), and Sugaring (1996), this book is the author/illustrator team's fourth title about rural life with Nora and her grandparents. The hay has just been cut when the wind picks up and the sky darkens. Nora, Gramps, and Gram work hard, loading the hay onto the horse-drawn wagon and bringing it under cover just as the rain starts. The text is filled with rich, sensory descriptions and brief, lyrical sentences that convey the smells, sounds, and rhythms of the task--the hayloader "swooshes" the hay; feet trample it down; and the load rises "as big as the moon," with Nora on top of it. Children will connect with Nora's intense desire to learn and help, and feel the urgency of the task and the relief of bringing in the hay as the rain creates "a silver curtain between the barn and the wide green world." A lovely addition to a fine series. Gillian Engberg
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Rebeccasreads highly recommends HURRY! for all city & country kids & their parents. You will relish this old-time tale, simply told.