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Grandpa had a Windmill,
Grandma had a Churn
by Louise A. Jackson & George Ancona
On the magic carpet of memory, Louise Jackson carries the young reader back in time to that simpler world she knew as a child growing up in rural Texas during the 1940's.
The small girl of her tale stands at the bottom of a giant windmill, looking up in awe at its whirring blades. She is captivated by the glass-bodied churn that miraculously transforms thick cream into butter while her grandmother sings, "Come Butter, Come." And she shares with today's child the delights of grandpa's whetstone and the mystery of grandma's cellar full of preserves and "the smell of dark rye bread."
Gifted photographer George Ancona visited Austin, Texas, to capture
the very places and things Mrs. Jackson writes about so evocatively. Together, author and photographer have succeeded in recreating cherished bits of a particular American past.
Publisher: Parents Magazine Press, 1977
Age Level: 9-12