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In Pastures Green

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Title:In Pastures Green
McArthur, Peter   
(5 of 8 for author by title)
The Red Cow and her Friends
Friendly Acres
Published:   1916
Publisher:J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
Tags:agriculture, Canadiana, farming, non-fiction, short stories

This is the first collection of McArthur’s articles, written in journal form, in which he makes entries every few days. He talks about seemingly ordinary activities like cutting wood, breaking into apple pits, and the pure enjoyment of good sleighing on frozen roads in the winter and brings them to life for his city readers and likewise for readers of today. He gives us an account of boiling sap for sugar, pasturing of cattle, June picnics, berrying, grain harvest and so much more, relating them in his ever readable and likable style while sometimes making whimsical reflections on political and moral topics of the day against the backdrop of his routine daily activities. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:157 Info

Author Bio for McArthur, Peter

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Peter McArthur, writer (b at Ekfrid Township, Ont 10 Mar 1866; d at Toronto 28 Oct 1924). A prolific and popular writer whose body of work includes a critical appreciation of Stephen LEACOCK (1923), short fiction and occasional poetry, McArthur is best remembered for his humourous casual ESSAYS. Although he published his first book, To Be Taken With Salt: Being An Essay on Teaching One's Grandmother to Suck Eggs, in 1903, his reputation was established primarily through his twice-weekly contributions to the Toronto GLOBE (from 1909 to 1924) and his less regular appearances in the Farmer's Advocate (1910 to 1922), His most popular books--In Pastures Green (1915), The Red Cow and her Friends (1919) and Around Home (1925)--are compilations of these columns.--thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.

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