Work and More Work

Linda Little Óscar T. Pérez


Work and More Work

Work and More Work

  • Title: Work and More Work
  • Author: Linda Little Óscar T. Pérez
  • ISBN: 9781554983834
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover



Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s and he s curious what is it like in the town, the city and the world beyond It s all work and work, everyone tells him Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves and storms on the high seas In China he sees how teaTom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s and he s curious what is it like in the town, the city and the world beyond It s all work and work, everyone tells him Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves and storms on the high seas In China he sees how tea is made in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo in Ceylon he marvels at the skill of cinnamon peelers Eventually, he returns home with stories and gifts, showing his parents the riches to be found all over the world.Includes an illustrated afterword about the different kinds of work mentioned in the story when, in the days before steam, nothing moved except through the power of wind, water and muscle.


Recent Comments "Work and More Work"

A beautifully crafted story about a boy who works for what he wants and ends up traveling the world. I think every little one could benefit from learning about all the work that goes into making everything.

Growing up on a farm back in 1840, Tom works very hard, but like many of us, he is curious to know what's beyond the farm that he knows so well. When he realizes that many passersby are on their way to town, he decides to see for himself what's out there. His parents tell him that he need not bother since there is only "work and more work" there. Still, Tom is curious, and that curiosity drives him on, to the town, to the city, to the sea, from port to port, and to many fascinating places, inclu [...]

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to write a review for this book, it is one of my favourite picture books. It combines some of the things I love the most; working mothers, travel, and hard work, and presents them in an extremely engaging way. It is the middle of the 19th century and Tom and his parents work hard in northern England. Tom is not afraid of hard work, but he has a yearning to see the rest of the world. He funds his travels by working on ships and everywhere he lands. He le [...]

"Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s, and he is curious that what is it like in the town, the city, and the world beyond? It's all "work and more work," everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle. His curiosity take him from town to town. He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves, and storms on the high seas. In China he sees how tea is made and in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo; in Cey [...]

Read together with 7 year old son. Theme=there's a big world out there for those willing to explore and everything created takes work. The main character, a boy, is from rural Northern England. He leaves home and ends up traveling the world visiting China, India, and Ceylon. The book led to discussion about life in the 1840s. My son was especially interested to learn about the processing of cinnamon. Illustrated with muted colors and highly, detailed images of far-off lands, the book has the fee [...]

In 1840, curious Tom works hard on the family farm but wants to know what else is in the world. His parents tell him not to bother because he'll only find "work and more work" out there. Tom's curiosity drives him on to the town, the city, out to sea, and voyages to exotic places like China, India, and Ceylon. He returns to his welcoming parents with stories of his adventures and treasures, but his mother can only see the work that has gone into the things he brings home. A fascinating commentar [...]

Not sure if this will have a widely popular appeal as the story is geared more for the adult reading rather than the child. Could lead to discussion

Beautiful artwork. Nice story. Definitely recommend!

Nice story about a young boy's journey to adulthood. Loved the non fiction pages at the end. The illustrations were beautiful!

Geared more toward fifty-year-olds, who can relate to the lamentation "work and more work."


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