From Oranges to Orange Juice


Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of food production, distribution, and consumption by tracing the production of orange juice from oranges.
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Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of food production, distribution, and consumption by tracing the production of orange juice from oranges.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A "First Facts" book in the "From Farm to Table" series, this book appeals to a wide reading audience with fresh information, clear harvest and production processes explanations, and well chosen photographs. From orange trees and pickers to a packing house, readers see the journey oranges take before reaching the juice factory. Interesting aerial photos show the size of these long trucks as they dump their loads. The photos of the machinery that extracts the juice are less clear, leaving readers to wonder if oranges are sliced, smashed, or whirred. Concentrates are explained, juices placed in cartons are pictured, and a child and her mother are shown in front of a commercial grocery display featuring several brands of orange juice. A mention of a French festival where people make statues of oranges and lemons, and directions for making orange juice Popsicles, a glossary, three recommended other books, index, and a hosted Internet site are included. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Each of these easy readers introduces the basic concepts of food production, distribution, and consumption. Simple sentences in large type are accompanied by clear color photos of the food being harvested, processed, and consumed. Children will enjoy the easy-to-make recipe in each book as well as the "Fun Facts," such as "A healthy sugar maple tree can live more than 200 years." Although the "Where to Find..." chapters in Oranges and Peanuts state that orange juice and peanut butter are sold at gas stations, which is somewhat confusing, these attractive titles are useful for reports and for learning new facts just for fun.-Kristina Aaronson, Henniker Community School, NH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736826365
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: From Farm to Table Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Thoennes Keller has written more than 25 nonfiction books for children. She also enjoys writing short stories and essays for adults. Kristin likes cooking, swimming, reading, running, and spending time with her family. Kristin lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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