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Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Winter Wheat Winter Wheat
Written by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
Henry Holt, 1995

"Albert is off to work. He drives around the fence and past the aspens. The smell of oil is strong as the tractor struggles up the road to the steep hills below the pine forest. This is where he plants the wheat."
One day in late August, Farmer Albert starts up the tractor and begins to plow the fertile, rolling hills. It is time to plant a crop of winter wheat.

As summer mellows into fall, tiny green sprouts of wheat push up through the soil. Through the winter these sprouts are protected by a thick blanket of snow. The wheat begins to grow again after the spring thaw, and by midsummer the stalks are tall and flowering. When they go to seed and dry out, it is time to harvest and sell the plump, dry kernels. August comes again, and it's time to plant more winter wheat.

Through simple, evocative language and detailed watercolor illustrations, this book shows how farmers and wildlife can share the same piece of land by following the cycle of winter wheat.