Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Veronica on Petunia's Farm
  • Written by Roger Duvoisin
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780375852114
  • Our Price: $16.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Veronica on Petunia's Farm

Veronica on Petunia's Farm

Written by Roger DuvoisinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Roger Duvoisin

Veronica on Petunia's Farm Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Veronica on Petunia's Farm
  • Email this page - Veronica on Petunia's Farm
  • Print this page - Veronica on Petunia's Farm
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

VERONICA, THE VERY conspicuous hippopotamus, is happy to move to Mr. Pumpkin’s farm. There will be so many animals to gossip with! But the other animals do not return Veronica’s hearty “Good morning!” And they say nasty
things about her. Her feelings hurt, Veronica hides in the barn for a whole week—the animals spy on her as she wastes away and looks morose. Feeling guilty, the animals offer gifts to cheer her up, and when she finally joins them in the barnyard, they see the biggest smile ever on Veronica’s face. First published in 1962, this sequel to Caldecott Medalist Duvosin’s Veronica captures with humor and an upbeat conclusion the real-life dynamics often faced by a new child in school.
Roger Duvoisin

About Roger Duvoisin

Roger Duvoisin - Veronica on Petunia's Farm
Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1904 and came to the U.S.A. in 1925. Among his more than 40 children’s books, he is best known for those featuring Veronica, the conspicuous hippopotamus, and Petunia, the silly goose. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for White Snow, Bright Snow and a Caldecott Honor in 1966. He died in 1980.
Praise

Praise

“On the farm where everyone is mean to her, Veronica wastes away until each animal’s timid gesture of friendship puts her back on her feet. Grand in meaning and illustration.”—The New York Times Book Review

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: