Picks and Pans Review: Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm

updated 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Mark Buehner

In the summer of '59, a young black girl in the rural South discovers the secret of Harvey Potter's balloon crop—and more. Buehner's wonderfully weird illustrations so effectively evoke farm life that you'll feel the sun on your shoulders and the prickle of hay beneath your bare feet. (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, $15) Ages 4 and up

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