Harvest Year

Overview

Most people think of autumn as the time of harvest, but in the United Stated, the harvesting of food takes place all year long. From carrots in January to strawberries in April to watermelons in July, there is a wonderful and constant diversity of crops. Stunning photographs and a clear and simple text take the reader through the calendar year and show the crops growing and being harvested, as well as children enjoying foods of all shapes and sizes and colors. The team who created Extra ...

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Overview

Most people think of autumn as the time of harvest, but in the United Stated, the harvesting of food takes place all year long. From carrots in January to strawberries in April to watermelons in July, there is a wonderful and constant diversity of crops. Stunning photographs and a clear and simple text take the reader through the calendar year and show the crops growing and being harvested, as well as children enjoying foods of all shapes and sizes and colors. The team who created Extra Cheese, Please! now brings you Harvest Year, a phenomenal new book that is as beautiful as it is informative.

A photographic essay about foods that are harvested year-round in the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Armin A. Brott
For those of us in California, it's sometimes hard to remember that there are seasons. And it's sometimes even harder to remember that most crops don't grow year round. Fortunately, having read Harvest Year to my kids, I can be assured that my agricultural ignorance won't be passed on to the next generation. Aided by sharp, colorful photos, Peterson takes us on a month-by-month tour of America's harvests. Each month offers a brief discussion of several seasonal crops (did you know there are 21 billion pounds of tomatoes grown in the US every year?) as well as a map of where each one is harvested.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-An engaging book about a potentially dull subject: harvesting food in the United States. Fine writing forms the basis of this successful effort: "When it's cold in the northern states, crunchy carrots are dug from the ground in Texas...Grapefruit as big as softballs hang on the citrus trees of sunny Florida, ready to be picked." Peterson's text is spare and clear, with well-chosen details about crops and modern technology: 21 billion pounds of tomatoes are grown each year, cranberry plants can produce fruit for 100 years, each specialized combine hopper holds enough beans to serve thousands of people. Upitis's sun-drenched photographs are consistently excellent throughout. They not only illustrate the huge variety of commercially raised plants and animals in the U.S., but also reflect the great diversity of people, landscape, and weather found around the country. The book is organized simply around the calendar year, one month per double-page spread. Each month features three items grown in three states, a map, captioned photographs, a concise paragraph, and plenty of white space. This is an exceptional offering from the writer/illustrator team who produced Extra Cheese, Please! (Boyds Mills, 1994).-Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590787830
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 620,135
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cris Peterson is the author of ten books for children, and has been honored by dairy and agricultural organizations across the U.S. She was named National Dairy Woman of the Year at the World Dairy Expo in 2004. Ms. Peterson and her family run a dairy farm in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.

Alvis Upitis is a commercial photographer who has collaborated on a number of books with Cris Peterson. He lives in Hawaii.

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