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Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plainsby Deborah Hopkinson
Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;Apples, ho!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel — first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) is strong — as young 'uns raised on apples andlt;Iandgt;areandlt;/Iandgt; — and won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil. andlt;BRandgt; Here's a hilarious tall tale — from the team that brought you andlt;Iandgt;Fannie in the Kitchenandlt;/Iandgt; — that's loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Apple Factsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;More thanandlt;/Bandgt; 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world. andlt;BRandgt; About 2,500 varieties grow in the United States. andlt;BRandgt; The apple variety andlt;Bandgt;Deliciousandlt;/Bandgt; is the most widely grown in the United States. andlt;BRandgt; Apples are part of the andlt;Bandgt;roseandlt;/Bandgt; family. andlt;BRandgt; The science of fruit growing is called pomology. andlt;BRandgt; Fresh apples andlt;Bandgt;float.andlt;/Bandgt; That's because andlt;Bandgt;25andlt;/Bandgt; percent of their volume is air. andlt;BRandgt; Cut an apple in half, across the core, and you'll see a andlt;Bandgt;starandlt;/Bandgt; shape. andlt;BRandgt; It takes apple trees andlt;Bandgt;four to five yearsandlt;/Bandgt; to produce their first fruit. andlt;BRandgt; It takes about andlt;Bandgt;thirty-six applesandlt;/Bandgt; to make andlt;Bandgt;one gallonandlt;/Bandgt; of apple cider.
About the Author
Nancy Carpenter is the prolific illustrator of andlt;i andgt;Apples to Oregonandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;Abe Lincolnandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Fannie in the Kitchenandlt;/iandgt;, as well as several other titles published by Simon andamp; Schuster. She also illustrated andlt;i andgt;Sittiand#8217;s Secretsandlt;/iandgt;, which won the Jane Addams Picture Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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