A lost classic about finding peace in the loudest of worlds, from the illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Clang! Thump! Whoosh! Bang! The big city is a noisy place. But the Little Woman doesn't mind, the big city is her home. Then one day she is given a wonderful gift, a "pleasant, peaceful farm" in the country. The farm is perfect-except that it's impossible to relax with all that quiet. So the Little Woman buys a cow, she buys a dog, a cat and a duck, a pig, a rooster. Now the farm is noisy indeed, and the little lady likes it, but something is still missing. So she returns to the city to search for something that will make her farm feel just like home.