From Seed to Apple Tree: Following the Life Cycle

From Seed to Apple Tree: Following the Life Cycle

by Suzanne Slade, Jeff Yesh
     
 

What color are Golden Delicious apple tree blossoms? Why do apples grow? Pick through the pages of this book to learn about the life cycle of a Golden Delicious apple tree.

Overview

What color are Golden Delicious apple tree blossoms? Why do apples grow? Pick through the pages of this book to learn about the life cycle of a Golden Delicious apple tree.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
After explaining that there are more than a thousand types of apples, the text focuses specifically on the life cycle of a Golden Delicious apple tree. The tree starts as a seed that puts down roots and grows into a shoot, then a seedling, then a sapling, and finally a full grown tree ready to produce apples. Apple blossoms, the need for pollination, and the role of bees in the process are discussed, as is the maturation of the bud to an apple. It takes an apple tree about five years from the planting of the seed to the production of apples. Apple trees usually live for about a hundred years. The pages are filled with colorful illustrations and diagrams that complement the text and aid in understanding. An inset box with a concise fact appears on each double-page spread. The book includes a "Table of Contents," a diagram of the stages of tree growth, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Appropriate for young researchers. Part of the "Amazing Science: Life Cycles" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404851597
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Amazing Science: Life Cycles Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books. As a freelance artist, he splits his time illustrating both fiction and non-fiction works enjoyed by all ages, in addition to designing material for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and sports industries. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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