I Grew Up On A Farm was one of only ten books in the primary reader category nominated for the prestigious 2008 Charlotte Award by the New York State Reading Association.


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I Grew Up on a Farm,
by Alan K. Lewis

ISBN-13: 987-0-9766805-2-9
ISBN-10: 0-9766805-2-1
Hardcover, Quality Library Binding
32 pgs. Early Reader
Ages 4 & up

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what they say

... a wonderful teaching guide about life on a farm in New York State.

Carole McDonnell
Preschool Entertainment

...incredibly detailed... incredibly useful."

-Rose Huston
Book Reviewer, Submitted to Amazon and B&N

This book is a treasure.

-Melissa Parcel, BookLoons Reviews

a fresh idea on a learning children's book...a great read, a great story.

-Shirley P. Johnson


Mr. Lewis' Books

I Grew Up On A Farm, an autobiographical sketch of life on a working farm in Middletown, New York during the 1950s, is written by local author Alan K. Lewis and illustrated by local artist Bob Fletcher.

Alan Lewis brings back memories of a time gone by, before Nintendo, before instant messaging, and before microwave ovens. Uniquely illustrated with black and white photographs expanded to full color drawings, this early reader for ages 4-8 will surely engage readers of all ages.

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"Children need to read about a quieter time when nature filled their day, and their feet touched the earth."

– Judy Martin, Librarian

I Grew Up On A Farm "provides a refreshing approach toward introducing farm life to children and, at the same time, provides a sense of nostalgia to readers of all ages."

– Mary Margaret Green, Elementary School Librarian

"...through pictures and words, children can see life on a farm in the 1950s"

-Charles Manno, owner "The Book Cellar Cafe"

All images, illustrations and photographs appearing on this site are the property of Alan K. Lewis, unless otherwise indicated. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Alan K. Lewis. Copyright © Alan K. Lewis. All Rights Reserved.