Vermont Folklife Center

Awards Received by John and Tom

Storytelling World Honor Book.

Critical Acclaim for John and Tom

"An inspiring story of the special bond between a young logger and his faithful workhorse . . . this story, based on local history, has a homespun, old-fashioned quality that will provide children with insights into a simpler, quieter lifestyle."

School Library Journal

"Beautifully rendered watercolor spreads . . . A heartwarming story, with appeal to animal lovers."


"Highly recommended."

starred review, Library Talk

Critical Acclaim for the Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series

“The series, a model for building a national culture from stories rather than bricks, offers something for everyone.”

– Daria Donnelley, Commonweal

“The series proudly promotes the richly diverse heritage that makes our country unique and strong. Americans of all ages will enjoy these keenly insightful and beautifully illustrated treasures.”

– Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

“The series as a whole preserves the memories of a bygone way of life.”

Publishers Weekly

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