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The Folks in the Valley: A Pennsylvania Dutch ABC

by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Stefano Vitale
(Atheneum, 1991)

Beginning with "A" and "Alarm clocks ring;/It's almost dawn'' through the alphabet to "Z" and "Z's the sound/Of their well-earned rest;/They sleep in peace./Their lives are blessed,'' Jim Aylesworth shares with readers the idyllic life of "the folks" on a farm in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

"A daylong depiction of a picturesque way of life. Aylesworth tucks lots of typical activities into his neatly rhymed text;" -- Kirkus Associates, 1992.

"A gentle rhythm .... The naive pictures, containing Pennsylvania Dutch motifs, are done in warm autumn colors edged in black and appear to be painted on panels of grained wood." -- Horn Book, 1992.

Aylesworth, Jim. The Folks in the Valley: A Pennsylvania Dutch ABC.. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. HarperCollins, 1992. 32 pages. ISBN: 0060216727; ISBN: 0060219297 (lib. bdg.), HarperTrophy, 1994 ; ISBN: 0064433633 (paperback).

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