The second book by this dynamic duo that features real animals on a Vermont Farm. Little Finn is born too early and too weak to stay in the cold, late-winter barn so Farmer John brings him home where he's nurtured and taught how to drink from a bottle by Maisie Grace, the fabulous border collie puppy. Soon Finn is strong enough to join his barnyard friends, but it's a big, scary world out there! With a great display of encouragement from the other animals, Finn begins to feel brave, empowered and completely loved. Warning: there's so much genuine compassion and kindness on each and every page, it may make you tear up. The photo illustrations are perfection and you're even treated to a Behind the Scenes look at farm life and The True Story of Finn.
— Gail Cosgriff
Meet the adorable and resilient baby lamb Finn in this true story about friendship and courage -- a follow-up to the bestselling picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!
Newborn lamb Finn, raised inside the farmhouse, isn't as big and strong as the other animals on the farm. He can't help but be frightened as he ventures outside and encounters unfamiliar sights, sounds, and creatures. With the help of Farmer John and his animal friends, Little Finn learns to be brave and mighty.
This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring real animals on their bustling Vermont farm (including Sweet Pea from The SheepOver!), celebrates the magic of friendship and finding the courage within.
About the Author
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations.
Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life.
John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle. They are also the authors of the New York Times bestseller The SheepOver.
"John Churchman's photo-collages bring the seasons to life through textured layers of frost, raindrops, and leaves. Children who share Finn's timid tendencies should be encouraged by the strides he makes during his first year."—Publishers Weekly
Praise for The SheepOver:
"The Churchmans capture something that feels like a modern-day fairy tale."—Publishers Weekly
"I'd never met John, or heard of his farm, but when he brought in this book for us to consider selling, it was hard not to jump over the counter and pump his hand in congratulations.... This is a book that sells itself the minute you put it into a customer's hands."—Elizabeth Bluemle, Publishers Weekly Shelftalker blog