Farmer provides a wealth of information here. The process of grafting is clearly explained, as are the differences between apple juice and cider, the nutritional value of the popular fruit, and the apple in history and legend. A handy chart detailing the various kinds of apples and their appropriate uses is included, as is a page of facts and records and a recipe for apple pie. Watercolor illustrations feature a multicultural cast of smiling children. The pictures accurately reflect the text and are attractive, although a bit stiff. Libraries owning Gail Gibbons's Apples (Holiday House, 2000) will still find this book useful for supporting those fall/apple units.
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Applesby Jacqueline Farmer, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
Today, the average American consumes about sixty-five fresh apples each year. Where do so many apples come from? How do they grow? Jacqueline Farmer takes young readers on a field trip to the apple orchard to find out how apple growers turn seeds and seedlings into the many different varieties of America's favorite fruit. Recipes, trivia, and fun facts included.
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Meet the Author
Jaqueline Farmer is the author of APPLES, PUMPKINS, O CHRISTMAS TREE: IT'S HISTORY AND HOLIDAY TRADITIONS, among other books for young readers. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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very bad. its just a dumb little kids book. so not worth my money. dont buy this unless you have little brothers or sisters.