Martha Had a Little Lamb


Written and illustrated by C. Heidi Drew

  • Size: 8 x 10 full color book
  • No. Pages: 34
  • Published: 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-935914-76-1 Publisher Direct


In this sweet full-color children’s book, C. Heidi Drew (author of Oliver Owl) tells the story of her mother Martha’s childhood life on a farm in the early twentieth century.  Martha and her older sister Winifred’s grammar school was a one-room schoolhouse.  The girls would walk every day from their farmhouse to the school.  One autumn when she was quite young, Martha fell ill with scarlet fever.  She was forced to be bedridden through the winter months.  In her boredom and loneliness, Martha remembers happy times in her life, and imagines the clouds “were baby bunnies and lambs and other cuddly baby animals around their farm.”  The long winter dragged on.  Finally spring arrived.  One evening, Father presented Martha with a little lamb.  Martha was soon able to go back to school with Winifred and see all their friends again.  The story is filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations by the author.