"Come to the Fair," Timely Title This Week

Need a rest between visits to the Washington Town and Country Fair? No better way to kick back than with a fair-themed book—like “Come to the Fair,” by Janet Lunn, with paintings by Gilles Pelletier.

Here’s what Newsbee has to say about this past Book Buzz Pick, which can be checked out at Scenic Regional Library or Washington Public Library. Page On!

* * * * * * * * * * *

Pigs and pumpkins, pies and jam, red-striped tents, hand-stitched quilts—from parades to arcades, excitement abounds for the Martin family in “Come to the Fair” by Janet Lunn. There’s something for every member of the rural clan on the fairgrounds where hurly-burly men set up the Ferris Wheel and Tilt-a-Whirl and boys and girls scrub their livestock clean for judging.

After a full day of fun, evening’s come—time to pull up a chair round the grandstand and foot-stomp and clap to the tunes of The Country Vagabonds. Too soon the sun sets, but wait, there are fireworks, a fitting finale to an annual event that springs to life on the pages of this down-home book with folk-art illustrations by Gilles Pelletier.