Applesauce Season

written by Eden Ross Lipson, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein; Read by Kathleen McInerney

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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 Lipson'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.  Here's a lovely story celebrating an American family tradition.

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written by Eden Ross Lipson, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein; Read by Kathleen McInerney

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 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935. He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children’s books from the library: “I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures.”  He attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then got a job in an animated cartoon studio that sent him to New York, where he designed characters and thought up ideas for TV commercials. When a writer named Elizabeth Levy asked him to illustrate a humorous mystery story about two girls and a dog, his book career began, and soon he moved on to writing as well as illustrating. “I’m still surprised to be an author,” he says. “I wonder what I’ll write next?” Gerstein lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

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Applesauce Season
written by Eden Ross Lipson, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein; Read by Kathleen McInerney

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
May 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427235527
ISBN10: 142723552X

Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$1.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
August 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596432161
ISBN10: 1596432160
Picture Book
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$17.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Roaring Brook Press
August 2009
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466809260
ISBN10: 1466809264
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99
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