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Author: Elizabeth Yates,Nora Spicer Unwin
ISBN13: 978-0890847060
Title: Mountain Born
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: JourneyForth (February 11, 2005)
Pages: 112

Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates,Nora Spicer Unwin

by Elizabeth Yates (Author), Nora Spicer Unwin (Illustrator). Book 1 of 2 in the Mountain Born Series. I love Elizabeth Yates. This book taught some great historical and moral lessons! It had a lot of description which made it a slightly-slower read, but my 8 and 9 year olds and I still enjoyed it.

Nora Spicer Unwin (February 22, 1907– January 1, 1982) was a children's book illustrator and author. She was born near London, England, in a family already renowned for publishing and printing circles and for founding three different publishing houses, most notably Allen & Unwin. Nora grew up with a passion for art. Her parents converted the upstairs nursery of their Surrey home into Nora's first art studio

Nora S. Unwin’s most popular book is The Secret Garden. Elizabeth Yates, Nora S. Unwin (Illustrator). Mountain Born by.

by Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-2001; Unwin, Nora S. (Nora Spicer), 1907-1982, ill. Publication date 1943. Topics Farm life, Sheep. Publisher New York, Coward-McCann, Inc. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Newbery Honor Book, 1944. A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock. No TOC. Bookplateleaf 0006.

Nora Spicer Unwin was a children's illustrator and author. She is best known for her work in book illustration and wood carving. Her first commission for an illustration came at the age of eighteen. While at the Royal Academy two of her wood engravings were selected for display at the British Museum. The Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire is the keeper of the Nora S. Unwin Collection. The Unwin family still lives in Surrey, a few in USA and Cyprus as well.

Elizabeth Yates was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Harry and Mary Duffy Yates. She was the sixth of seven children. Her father owned a farm, and Yates recalled that "there were horses, cows, chickens and pigs, dogs always. When we were very small each one of us had some plot of ground that was ours to plant and crop. Her love of animals and the land stems from these childhood experiences Yates conducted writer's workshops at the University of New Hampshire, the University of Connecticut, and Indiana University

Nora Spicer Unwin is a published illustrator of children's books and young adult books. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's, young adult book industry. Join now (it's free). Published Works by Nora Spicer Unwin.

Nora Spicer Unwin was born on February 22, 1907 in Surrey, England, where she spent her childhood. She and her twin sister were the youngest of a family of five. The Unwin family had for several generations been involved in printing and publishing, and the children were exposed to the process of book-making from an early age. Both Nora and her twin sister loved art and music as children, and their parents encouraged the artistic tendencies of their daughters. Two of the books she illustrated for Elizabeth Yates won special distinction: Mountain Born (1943) was a Newbery honor book, and Amos Fortune, Free Man (1950) was the Newbery winner for 1951. Sources: Children's Literature Awards and Winners, 2nd e. p. 537.

Mountain Born is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Yates. Set in the sparsely populated Rocky Mountains during the 19th century, it describes the life of a shepherd's family. The novel, illustrated by Nora Spicer Unwin, was first published in 1943 by Coward-McCann and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1944. In 1972 a movie based on the book was broadcast on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. Shot in Telluride, Colorado, it starred Sam Austin as the shepherd boy. Nora S. Unwin.

A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock.
Reviews: 7
This was on a reading list for our home school reading. I was not so interested in reading it, but chose to make it a read allowed for my third grader as he still likes to be read to. We read a chapter a week making in our fall free reading. I believe I must of cried for at least ten minutes at the close of the book, but I throughly enjoyed reading it to my son He enjoyed it as much as last years book "Understood Betsy". What a beautiful coming of age book for young ones so full of family values, Christian values and life!
I love this book. I bought it since it was part of the Sonlight curriculum and their recommendations are nearly always excellent and this was no different. From the moment a little, presumed dead lamb is brought into the warm kitchen it had my attention and my heart.Definitely consider the sensitivity of your child's heart before you buy, knowing that things like death are explored in the book albeit very lightly. This is definitely a book to keep for years to come and to pass down.
I r re ad this book to my six year old daughter. We were both enthralled by the simple, yet descript writing. It inspired my daughter to ask questions and do research on sheep.

I loved the coming of age storyline for the main human character, Peter.

I gave this story five stars because I look forward to reassuring this story with each of my children as they grow.
Sweet coming-of-age story about a boy learning to be responsible for his own ewe and learning to tend his family's flock of sheep. I love Elizabeth Yates. This book taught some great historical and moral lessons! It had a lot of description which made it a slightly-slower read, but my 8 and 9 year olds and I still enjoyed it.
This a very beautiful read aloud. Not recommend for kids under 6 if they do like looking at pictures while reading to them since this book does not have a lot of pictures, and the ones that it does have are in black and white. We loved this book and we will be reading it again!
I bought this book for a 5th grade grandson. He liked it and did a school report on it. I read it and it helped me know more about sheep, that I will use in teaching the 23rd Psalm in Sunday School.
Both my boys and girls (ages 7-11) love this story. We've read it several times.
Children like it!