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Doyle's bedtime book brings Vermont farming to life

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Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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YOUNG READERS IN the grade 3/4 classroom at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro celebrated writer Eugenie Doyle’s picture book “Sleep Tight Farm,” which recently won a national award. The students are pen pals with Doyle. Below: Monkton author and farmer Eugenie Doyle. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

MONKTON — Last Resort Farm’s Eugenie Doyle has been farming for over three decades and writing poems, essays and stories for almost as many years. Her latest work, the award-winning picture book “Sleep Tight Farm,” celebrates the farming life.

Best read, as the Monkton resident suggests, snuggled up with a little kid as a bedtime book, “Sleep Tight Farm” is a paean to the enduring rhythms of work and season that keep people rooted in the Green Mountain State.

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