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Worksong by Gary Paulsen


by Gary Paulsen, Ruth Paulsen (Illustrator)

Other authors: Deborah Halverson (Editor)

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Discusses the different types of jobs there are and the different areas they can be found
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  TUCC | Jan 26, 2017 |
Sorry, too nostalgic. Ok, it went beyond firefighter/ mommy/ farmer, but not by much. Accountants and editors and cable installers deserve respect & appreciation, too. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
The illustrations in this book are softly beautiful. Various occupations are depicted with these lovely illustrations and unique descriptions of the work in progress. This is a wonderful book to discuss occupations. ( )
  coachncheern | Jul 19, 2012 |
The smooth-flowing text is just enough to highlight the beautiful oil paintings illustrating different jobs/occupations. There is equal representation of men and women throughout the book. Would like to have seen more cultures represented. ( )
  szanes | Jul 4, 2011 |
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Gary Paulsenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Paulsen, RuthIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Halverson, DeborahEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152023712, Paperback)

People at work, doing things that are so essential to us all, are lyrically depicted in Gary Paulsen’s spare and elegant verse and Ruth Wright Paulsen’s richly textured oil paintings. This talented pair celebrates the work ethic with sensitivity and dignity--and reminds us of the quiet grace inherent in everyday lives. “The soft colors, spare text, and overall design of the book provide a song of praise to the unsung heroes in every child’s world and to the simple satisfaction of a job well done.”--School Library Journal

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Illustrations and rhyming text depict people doing all kinds of work.

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