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Elsie Lee Splear was born on an Illinois farm in 1906 and kept notebooks about what life was like growing up in rural America. She took her memories and, with the help of her daughter Carolyn and the talent of artist Ken Stark, created this memorable book. ''Growing Seasons'' is the story as she told it to Carolyn.
Growing Seasons, Penguin Putnam, 2000 - written with Elsie Splear and illustrated by Ken Stark
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Putnam Juvenile. 2000
The author portrays a vivid picture of the life she and her sisters led growing up on a farm in the early part of the 20th century. 10,000 first printing.
''Growing Seasons'' - A Smithsonian Notable Book, An International Reading Association Teachers' Choice Book, A Society of Midland Authors Notable Book, A Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Children's Book for Illustration.