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Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary

Poems By Maya Gottfried
Paintings By Robert Rahway ZakanitchHardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-86118-5
Product Size: 8.9 x 0.3 x 11.3 inches

The creators of Good Dog (Knopf) are back with Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf), an exquisite collection of poems and paintings about the real residents of United States farm animal rescue and advocacy organization Farm Sanctuary’s shelters. Readers will meet Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep and a dozen more animals in their own voices through Gottfried’s delightful poetry. Master artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait and pen and ink sketches for each poem that perfectly capture each animal’s unique personality. Their collaboration has created a vibrant portrayal of life on the happiest farm around, ideal for young animal-lovers and their parents.

Maya Gottfried based her characters on real animals who live(d) at the upstate New York and northern California sanctuaries run by Farm Sanctuary, a nonprofit that operates the largest rescue and refuge network for farm animals in North America. An author’s note explains Farm Sanctuary’s mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy to older readers and caregivers interested in the timely issue of animal protection.