Calico and Tin Horns
Based on a true story of America's early days as a nation, Calico and Tin Horns celebrates the victory of a group of farmers who band together to fight for land that has been promised to them for generations. Told in the voice of Hannah, the young daughter of one of the struggling farm families, this poignant story is not only a triumph of the working man over greedy landowners, but the victory of a brave young girl who saves her family and the land that will eventually become theirs. Beautiful oil paintings lend a sense of reality to this lovely retelling of a slice of American history.
In 1839, a band of Hudson River Valley sharecroppers donned calico and leather masks and called themselves the Calico Indians in an attempt to force wealthy landowners to sell them land. Here is the story of one little girl who helped save her family's farm. A carefully researched historical picture book with extraordinary paintings by the acclaimed illustrator of The Land of the Gray Wolf, a 1991 American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. 18 full-color oil paintings.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Dial (September 8, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
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