Big Jeremy: 05/31/08
Big Jeremy by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Donald Carrick is written in the style of an American folktale but it takes place in modern times on a small family farm.
Big Jeremy is as big as barn an he lives in one. He works for the Terisons who have an impressive apple orchard. He lives in their retrofitted barn an helps with the apple harvest every year.
One day though Jeremy has a very bad day and ends up breaking a number of things. Distressed over the harm he's done to the Terison farm, he floats away on the raft. The book is mostly the after affect of Jeremy's flight from the farm.
Donald Carrick's colorful illustrations help bring Jeremy to life. He's reminiscent of Paul Bunyan minus the beard, the axe and the ox.