A Year With Mama Earth

Mama Earth Rustles her Autumn Wings


A Year With Mama Earth is a poetic exploration of the seasons.

Mama Earth rustles her autumn wings
to cool her hot, tired face.
She sighs, and the first September frost
crackles over bowing stalks of corn.

In September, Mama Earth sighs out the first autumn frost, which crunches under children’s feet. Mama Earth looks after nature’s plants and animals throughout the year—singing lullabies to fat bears in the fall, dressing evergreens in icicles in winter, and waking up the crocuses in spring. And in the summer, Mama Earth sends warm sunbeams to her beloved children, so they can play outside and enjoy the amazing world around them.

With enchanting text and radiant artwork, A Year with Mama Earth offers a joyous celebration of nature’s beauty and the changing seasons.

Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.

Illustrated by Rebecca Green.

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Praise for A Year With Mama Earth

Savor this scrapbook of softly filtered illustrations honoring the wonders of Mama Earth.


Grabill personifies objects in nature in evocative, lyrical language, such as pumpkin seeds that play peekaboo under fall leaves, oaks that are “stubborn,” geese that take vacations, sugar maples that sing sweet songs and rain that dances.


It’s a winsome seasonal confection.

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