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Written by Levi Pinfold
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ISBN-10: 0763675989
ISBN-13: 9780763675981
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author/illustrator: Levi Pinfold

Mr. Barleycorn picks a green baby growing on his land, unleashing the incredible power of nature. When zucchinis flower in the kitchen and carrots sprout out of their television, Mr. Barleycorn’s wife insists that the Greenling has to go. But the bounty and beauty of nature have a strange power — the power to bring a whole community together.

A modern fable about nature's power from a Kate Greenaway Medal winner
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0763675989 /  9780763675981
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 11 1/4" x 9 11/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Family; Nature & The Natural World; Lifestyles; Concepts; Legends, Myths, Fables;
author’s comments:
Levi Pinfold’s debut picture book, The Django, won a Book Trust Early Years Award and was described by author-illustrator Michael Foreman as “a virtuoso display of real drawing.” He is also the creator of Black Dog, winner of a Kate Greenaway Medal.
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