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Among the Farmyard People

Clara Dillingham Pierson

Book Overview: 

A wonderful children's book filled with engaging stories about various farmyard animals. Each book ending with a moral which gently encourages children towards better behaviour and attitudes.

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Book Excerpt: 

"Well!" exclaimed the Dorking Cock. "I thought the little Dorkings were as bright as children could be, but they didn't know as much as that. I must tell them." He stalked off, talking under his breath.

"They know more than that," said the Drake. "Did you see how they ran ahead of us when we stopped to talk? They knew where to find water as soon as they were out of the shell. Still, the Cock might not have believed that if I had told him."

They had a good swim, and then all stood on the bank and dried themselves. This they did by squeezing the water out of their down with their bills. The Drake, the mother Duck, the five aunts, and the nine Ducklings all stood as tall and straight as they could, and turned and twisted their[Pg 41] long necks, and flapped their wings, and squeezed their down, and murmured to each other. And their father didn't tell the little ones how, and their . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a book we will be reading for Kindergarten this year so I was pre-reading and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I really appreciate how it does not talk down to the children but includes them in the stories.

Each story is about a different animal(s) on the farm. Detailed it’s attribu

This is such a darling series of books for children. We love the little animal stories and the moral lessons woven throughout them. I also love that they are teaching my children so much about the animals as we read about them.

it had a lot of stories about animals that talked.

This is one of my favorite books for children. There are moral lessons conveyed in each story, but they are subtle and more meaningful than the usual trite "Be honest" or "It's best to share" fare. The writing is very high quality and I enjoyed reading them as much as my kids enjoyed hearing them.