The year begins with hockey, icefishing, and a snowmobile race. Spring brings renewal: the arrival of piglets, baby chicks in the farm kitchen; and outside, the fields are seeded. In summer, there’s a dinosaur park to be visited; a calf is groomed for the fair and wheat tested between grandfather’s fingers. In fall, a farm auction becomes a party, trick-or-treating is done by pick-up truck, and Clydesdales are driven by teams competing at the world’s great farm fair.
The glorious year ends with the arrival of Santa on the main street at night in a pickup truck, while beyond in the dark is the infinite mystery of the prairies.
About the Author
Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After receiving a degree in nursing, she married and moved to a farm outside of Weyburn, where she raised wheat, cattle, horses, chickens, and four sons. Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet is the author of several children’ s books, including "A Prairie Alphabet" (also illustrated by Yvette Moore).
Yvette Moore is one of the Prairies’ s most popular artists. Born in Radville, Saskatchewan, she worked in Regina and now makes her home in Moose Jaw, where she has established the Yvette Moore Gallery. Her paintings and prints are exhibited in many Western art galleries and private collections around the world. Yvette Moore, the mother of four children, has illustrated several books, including "A Prairie Alphabet."
“Spectacularly attractive, finely detailed color paintings.”
–The Horn Book