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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 Plains

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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.

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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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Janina, May 21, 2012 (view all comments by Janina)
Apples to Oregon is a tall tale loosely based on the story of a pioneer named Henderson Luelling who left Iowa for Oregon in 1847 with his family and a wagon carrying seven hundred plants and young fruit trees. Told from the perspective of one of the daughter's in the story, Delicious, Apples to Oregon describes the difficulties encoutered along the Oregon Trail. Delicious and her family cross the Platte River with the wagon, encounter hail storms, the heat of the desert, walk past Courthouse Rock and Chimney Rock in Nebraska, "and lots of other rocks that didn't have names," fend off the frost and finally reach the Columbia River and "a pretty place near Portland." My six year old wanted to hear the story over and over again and we read it three times the first night...
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teckholt, December 31, 2008 (view all comments by teckholt)
is that like taking coal to newcastle?
just kidding,plan on reading it
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416967460
Author:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Carpenter, Nancy
Author:
Carpenter, Nancy
Author:
eborah
Author:
Hopkinson, D.
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Tall tales
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.625 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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