Welcome to America's Heartland - a place where golden wheat waves in the breeze, where great rivers flow, and cornfields stretch across the plains in glorious patchwork quilts of greens and yellows and browns. Cattle graze in lush green pastures, horses and sheep fill the barns, and a newborn calf stands damp and warm in the sun. This is the Heartland, where the farmer isWelcome to America's Heartland - a place where golden wheat waves in the breeze, where great rivers flow, and cornfields stretch across the plains in glorious patchwork quilts of greens and yellows and browns. Cattle graze in lush green pastures, horses and sheep fill the barns, and a newborn calf stands damp and warm in the sun. This is the Heartland, where the farmer is king - but over everything. Nature reigns supreme....
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Wendell Minor's artwork is simply stunning, but Siebert's moon-and-June rhyme schemes annoyed me.
I won Heartland by Diane Siebert in a GoodReads giveaway. I sat down today with my granddaughter and we read through it a couple times. She really enjoyed the poem rhyming of the text, as did I. But mostly it was the illustrations by Wendell Minor that made the book. We read each page then would discuss the pictures. Pointing out the different objects in the pictures. I am very glad I was given the opportunity to become fans of both Diane and Wendell.
Fairly simplistic rhyming verse, presented in a beautifully illustrated format. Helps to show images of the "heartland" that are accurate and beautiful. Would be great to show others what rural life looks like if they were unfamiliar with it. Images remind you of a back country drive through the Midwestern heartland.
The heart of America is a place of growth, beauty, and hard work. It is a region defined by the people who make their lives there and work the land. This book describes these characteristics through poetry and portrays them with paintings that look like they were created with acrylic paint. I would recommend this book for anyone who would like to learn more about the United States.
Heartland is a lovely book. It brought back so many memories for me of my growing up years in the Heartland of this great country! I grew up mostly in Missouri, but also Kansas and other parts of the Midwest. The paintings speak so clearly to me. Thanks to Good Reads for the chance to read this book. I plan to pass it on to others who will love it as well.
The pictures are quite nice even if they do pretty much depict the Heartland as being populated solely by white people. The poetic text is just plain boring.
A pleasant poem about the midwest as the heartland of the country. Loved the artwork.
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