A Farmer I’ll Be and more poems for the young and young-at-heart
By Margaret Grote
Illustrated by Marcia Wheelan Coles
"A Farmer I’ll Be and More Poems for the Young and Young-at-Heart" by Margaret Grote, illustrated by Marcia Wheelan Coles, is a heartwarming collection of poems that invites readers of all ages to rediscover the magic of childhood and the wonders of rural life. The poems, including titles like "A Farmer I'll Be," "The Seed," and "Spring Magic," paint vivid pictures of farm life, nature's beauty, and the simple joys that resonate with both young and mature hearts alike. With over 30 years of seclusion, these poems are now shared with the world, revealing a treasure trove of literary gems that enchant and inspire.
"A Farmer I’ll Be and More Poems for the Young and Young-at-Heart" continues Margaret Grote's legacy of enchanting poetry, offering readers a delightful journey through the rural landscapes of childhood imagination. Grote's verses are a testament to her ability to capture the essence of youth, nature, and the farm life experience. The imagery in poems like "The Seed" and "The Trapdoor Spider" transports readers to a world of wonder and curiosity.
The illustrations by Marcia Wheelan Coles are a perfect complement to Grote's poetry, bringing each poem to life with whimsical and evocative imagery. Coles' illustrations add a visual dimension that enhances the reading experience, making the book accessible and engaging for readers of all ages.
This collection is a fitting continuation of Margaret Grote's acclaimed body of work. The decision to release these poems posthumously was a gift to literature, and it's evident that Grote's words continue to resonate with audiences today. "A Farmer I’ll Be and More Poems for the Young and Young-at-Heart" is a testament to the enduring power of poetry to touch hearts and inspire imagination across generations.
Overall, this book is a treasure trove of literary gems that will enchant both young and mature readers. Margaret Grote's poems, accompanied by Marcia Wheelan Coles' illustrations, offer a timeless experience that celebrates the wonders of youth and the magic of rural life. This collection is a must-read for anyone who cherishes the beauty of childhood and the enchantment of nature.
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