“This is the kind of picture book that you can return to again and again, for as pretty as it is it’s better than pretty; it’s true in a way that moves children and grown-ups alike.”—New York Times Book Review“It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful or satisfying picture book than Ox-Cart Man.” —Harper’s magazine“Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustration recreates the mood of nineteenth-century rural New England.” . —Horn Book
Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Hall was named the fourteenth U.S. Poet Laureate in 2006 and served for one year. He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, theLos Angeles Times Book Prize, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award.