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The slightly true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains.
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, then there are hailstones as big as plums, and then there’s even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries.
Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy’s eye) won’t let anything stop her father’s darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil. A hilarious tall tale from the team that brought you
Fannie in the Kitchen that’s loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer.
Publishers Weekly, starred review Prepared to perfection and served up with style, this historical nugget imagines an interlude in the life of cookbook pioneer Fannie Farmer.
New York Times Book Review Charming...clever...deliciously subversive, [it] yields new treats with every reading.
Booklist, starred review [A] delightfully humorous story about cooking and personal achievement.
Philadelphia Inquirer A happy combination of text and art.
School Library Journal, starred review A whimsical look back to when it all began.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review Delicious!
About the Author
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award,
Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and
Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for
Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her onlinw at DeborahHopkinson.com.
Nancy Carpenter is the acclaimed illustrator of
Fannie in the Kitchen, as well as
Masai and I,
Sitti’s Secrets, and
Loud Emily, among other books. She lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in Brooklyn, New York.