Long Road on a Short Day (A Long Road on a Short Day)

long road on a short day schmidt

A tender story of a father-son adventure with themes of community and kindness, in short chapters with vivid full-color illustrations, by bestseller and Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt and acclaimed artist Eugene Yelchin.

In a story of perseverance and determination told with warmth and sparkling with humor, a short winter day finds Samuel and Papa walking a long road on Samuel's first trading trip. Meeting strangers, practicing good manners, and proud to be in Papa's company, Samuel watches and learns as Papa trades up from almost nothing to the milk cow Mama is yearning for. Simple text combines with vivid illustrations for a satisfying tale that will resonate with readers who enjoy an adventure with dad.---from the publisher

64 pages 978-0544888364 Ages 8-12

Keywords: adventure, father/son, community, kindness, perseverance, cow, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

 

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