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I Grew Up on a Farm,
by Alan K. Lewis

ISBN-13: 987-0-9766805-2-9
ISBN-10: 0-9766805-2-1
Hardcover, Quality Library Binding
32 pgs. Early Reader
Ages 4 & up


"Alan Lewis's wonderful new children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm, based on his memories of growing up on a dairy farm in Middletown, New York... [is] lovingly crafted in the same spirit as American Farm."

"I Grew UP On A Farm" uses a perfect integration of words, photography, and artist renderings to capture the mind of the reader and transport them to rural America"

-Debbie Bloom, 2nd Grade Teacher

"Children need to read about a quieter time when nature filled their day, and their feet touched the earth."

-Judy Martin, Librarian

I Grew Up On A Farm provides a refreshing approach toward introducing farm life to children and, at the same time, provides a sense of nostalgia to readers of all ages."

-Mary Margaret Green, Elementary School Librarian

A Visit from Mr. Lewis

Mr. Lewis at a presentationWhat I Do:

A typical school visit includes two (2) 45-minute sessions in the a.m., two (2) more in the p.m., which include farm paraphernalia, a high level of student interaction, and book readings.

What You Do:

Get the kids pumped up for the visit about two weeks in advance. You can do this by ordering copies here, so they’re familiar with the book. It makes a huge difference.

You can also download these helpful teacher resource guides, prepared by experienced certified educators.

Teacher Resource Guide (in PDF) Get Adobe Reader

(You may need the FREE Adobe Reader. Get it here.)

You can also pre-order copies for sale the day of the visit. For more information on how to do that, you can visit our store or call 914-443-5496. Books for fundraising, classroom sets and quantities are available at a discount.

I love to do book signings – and the kids love that, too – but we always need to be sure to have enough copies of “I Grew Up on a Farm” for the students and teachers who want to buy books.

It works best if we find out in advance of the visit how many students and teachers want books so we know how many to order – it’s also a good idea to order a few extra.

There are always a few people who decide at the last minute that they want a copy or two, as well.

What We Need:

I’ll need an LCD projector and a screen, or a SmartBoard as the book is on a PowerPoint presentation.
I can accomodate an audience up to 125-150 students per session; I have done 200 students successfully at assemblies.

What I Charge:

Program fees range start at $750, depending on number of programs per day and distance traveled. Fees are negotiable.

I also do programs and speaking events for libraries, conferences, teacher organizations, PTO Family Fun Nights, and other events, with pro-rated fees and schedules. Please call for details.

Whom Do You ?

You can call me at 914-443-5496 or e-mail me at to set up a visit. Please try to book as early as you can; schedules fill up fast.

All images, illustrations and photographs appearing on this site are the property of Alan K. Lewis, unless otherwise indicated. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Alan K. Lewis. Copyright © Alan K. Lewis. All Rights Reserved.