Applesauce Weather

Applesauce Weather

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763675769
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 832,908
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Helen Frost is the author of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, all illustrated by Rick Lieder, and Monarch and Milkweed, illustrated by Leonid Gore, as well as six novels-in-poems for children and young adults. She was awarded a Printz Honor in 2004 for Keesha’s House. Helen Frost lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Amy June Bates has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman, Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan, and The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest. Her work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Applesauce Weather 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. Applesauce Weather is a short novel written in verse from Helen Frost. The apples are ready, and it's applesauce weather. Lucy and Peter are waiting for Uncle Arthur to come, but Aunt Lucy passed on last year, so mom says he might not come this year. Lucy waits outside all day, Peter is not so sure, but Uncle Arthur arrives. He is a little sad and does not have any stories for the children at first, but he realizes what they are waiting for and he comes through. Every year he tells them stories about how he lost part of one of his fingers, but they are always just fun stories. Will this be the year that the children finally find out how he lost his finger? Will he be able to share all the love he had with Aunt Lucy? This year Peter is interested in Rose, the young girl that lives in Uncle Arthur's old house. Does he care about Uncle Arthur's stories anymore? The story takes place over a lovely fall weekend and includes short introductions to each section from Aunt Lucy. It's enhanced by the black and white sketches by Amy June Bates. It will make a wonderful mentor text for story-telling and for read aloud for younger students. It illustrates the importance to talking to older relatives to find out about family history and memories that some day will be gone if not told and remembered by younger ones. I loved this story and think it would be a great addition to every family library. A treasure. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
ReviewsComingatYA More than 1 year ago
For me, there is no better time than the Fall--that crisp air, the long shadows, and of course, the apples. In fact, I am headed up the Blue Ridge mountains this weekend to buy some early apples. For Faith, the first fallen apple from the tree in her yard signifies one event--applesauce weather. This is the time of year when Faith's Aunt Lucy and Uncle Arthur visit, and Aunt Lucy makes applesauce from the apples on the tree. Sadly, Aunt Lucy died the previously, and Uncle Arthur is still grieving. Still, when the first apple falls, Faith is sure Uncle Arthur will still visit. Her brother, Peter, is not convinced and teases her. Just like her name, Faith believes in her Uncle, and she is not surprised when his car pulls up in the yard. Written in verse, both rhyming and free, Frost creates a feeling of Fall that I have rarely read. Through the black and white illustrations by Bates, the reader can visualize Faith's eagerness as well as Uncle Arthur's sadness. Told from every character's point of view, Frost creates a portrait of loss but also love--one that is enduring and accountable.