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Looking for a book from the 1970's

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watertheroses · 21/05/2020 07:36

It's a story about a farmer and his wife (early 70's!) who set off in a boat to find a cow and a chicken etc. The drawings are full of detail and in oranges and reds (that I remember). I think they are drawn as Dutch traditional dress.

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pollyhemlock · 21/05/2020 12:43

Not The Cow who Fell into the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovski? Originally published in the 1950s but definitely around in the 70s.

GnomeoNameo · 21/05/2020 16:30

I would second The Cow Who Fell In the Canal. The cow ends up in a market square in Gouda or somewhere, where there are market sellers with huge wheels of cheese.

watertheroses · 22/05/2020 12:07

Sadly it's not the cow who fell into the canal. It has quite stylised pictures with a pattern around them in flowers.

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mrssmiling · 28/06/2020 00:13

Could it be ‘The Little Wooden Farmer’
by Alice Dalgliesh, illustrated by Anita Lobel?
www.goodreads.com/book/show/5269201-the-little-wooden-farmer

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