Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
By car, pickup, minivan and motorcycle, members of a family go up, down and around the hills of West Virginia, heading for a family reunion at Grandma and Grandpa's country home! This wonderful celebration of nature and family ends with a hayride and a hoedown. It's all about country, music and family. Sing and read along with John Denver's famous Take Me Home Country Roads CD that comes with the hardcover edition of this beautifully illustrated children's book.
"...Jaunty artwork with the busy color and texture of a patchwork quilt add to the listen-while-you-look fun." -- Publishers Weekly, October 10, 2005
"Canyon has outdone himself in his second pairing with a John Denver tune...A cast of wonderfully expressive characters..." --Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2005
About the illustrator:
Christopher Canyon is the illustrator for several award winning picture books for children. His work has also appeared in many posters and national publications including "Natural History" Magazine. Although he produces a variety of work in many styles, he is most recognized by his highly detailed and colorful nature paintings. His work is true to life and yet has a magical quality that is well suited to children. Christopher received his formal art training at the Columbus College of Art & Design in central Ohio where he resides with his wife, Jeanette and their cat, Goppy. When Christopher isn't working in his studio he enjoys visiting schools, libraries, speaking at special events, and providing programs for children and adults.