Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family.
A year in the life of an early 19th-century New England family. This picture book depicts how a man and his family spend the year making items for him to sell from his ox-cart when he goes to town. Once all the items have been sold--knitted gloves, woven shawls, a hand-sewn ox yoke, even the ox--the man buys supplies so that the cycle can begin all over again. The illustrations are color paintings on wood. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1979 and winner of the 1980 Caldecott Medal.