This book is amazing in its simplicity and beauty-- both in the text and the pictures. Listen to my Special Edition episode about the illustrator, Barbara Cooney, on the RAR Podcast.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove.