Professor John Weaver: “The Tough Winter” by Robert Lawson

The Tough Winter by Robert Lawson. PZ10.3.L39To 1954  

From Professor John Weaver: “I chose THE TOUGH WINTER for the following reasons:

It was one of the first books I can remember reading for myself; it was one of the books my wife and I read to our daughter and that she read for herself.

The Illustrations are wonderful.

It’s a book about family (including how family members can be irritating, but you love them anyway), love, and working together to get through hard times. It has some scary moments; the animals suffer through the winter and are attacked by a mean dog. There’s a fire and a car collapses their underground house. There are moments of kindness and consideration: the wild animals help the thoroughly ungrateful) trapped housecat; the real caretaker brings food at Christmas.

But mostly it’s about doing what you have to do to make sure that your loved ones and your friends can survive the hard times.”

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