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Applesauce Season

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Publisher Comments:

When the first apples of the season--Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty Ounce, McIntosh, and Ginger Gold--show up in the city markets, it's time to take out the big pot and make applesauce. Eden Lispon's lovingly recounted description of a family's applesauce-making ritual describes the buying, peeling, cooking and stirring; the wait for the sauce to cool and the first taste. Mordicai Gerstein's paintings are full of the colors and flavors of the season: red apples, orange leaves, blue skies. Here's a lovely picture book celebrating an American family tradition.

Review:

"This is the first and only picture book by Lipson, the longtime New York Times children's books editor who died in May; it stands as a wonderful tribute to her considerable contributions and talents. Accompanied by Gerstein's (A Book) gemtlich vignettes, Lipson introduces a family of urban-dwellers whose ties that bind are made of applesauce. As the youngest child and narrator explains, from 'just about the time school opens, when it is still hot and summery but vacation is over,' until December, the family, with Grandma at the helm, comes together to produce pots and pots of homemade puree. Lipson's down-to-earth lyricism makes it clear that every step of the process has its rewards — even shopping inspires the narrator to savor the panoply of apples at the farmers' market ('first come Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty Ounce and MacIntosh, Ginger Gold and Jonagold'). Best of all, applesauce season brings out the connoisseur in everyone: in one of the funniest scenes, Gerstein shows the narrator and his family adjusting the seasoning with the scholarly intensity of chemists. The book is a terrific nudge toward establishing family cooking rituals — the recipe on the final page should close the deal. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Eden Ross Lipson was children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review until 2005, and is the author of the authoritative New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children.

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of some 30 books for children. He received the 2004 Caldecott Medal for THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS and is the winner of four New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year Awards. His most recent book is A BOOK, published in Spring 2009 by Roaring Brook Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596432161
Author:
Lipson, Eden Ross
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Illustrator:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Author:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Technology - Agriculture
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Autumn
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children s-Cooking and Food Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.85 x 0.405 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596432161 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This is the first and only picture book by Lipson, the longtime New York Times children's books editor who died in May; it stands as a wonderful tribute to her considerable contributions and talents. Accompanied by Gerstein's (A Book) gemtlich vignettes, Lipson introduces a family of urban-dwellers whose ties that bind are made of applesauce. As the youngest child and narrator explains, from 'just about the time school opens, when it is still hot and summery but vacation is over,' until December, the family, with Grandma at the helm, comes together to produce pots and pots of homemade puree. Lipson's down-to-earth lyricism makes it clear that every step of the process has its rewards — even shopping inspires the narrator to savor the panoply of apples at the farmers' market ('first come Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty Ounce and MacIntosh, Ginger Gold and Jonagold'). Best of all, applesauce season brings out the connoisseur in everyone: in one of the funniest scenes, Gerstein shows the narrator and his family adjusting the seasoning with the scholarly intensity of chemists. The book is a terrific nudge toward establishing family cooking rituals — the recipe on the final page should close the deal. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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