Sylvia's Spinach by Katherine Pryor

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Sylvia Spivens hates spinach. "No spinach in my egg! No spinach in my soup! No spinach! Ever!" But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for a school garden. What to do? Overcoming her reluctance and enduring a long wait, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food from the ground up and finds the pleasure of tasting something new. Parents will identify with the challenge of feeding healthy food to a picky eater, and educators will understand the magic and rewards of school gardens. Best of all, young readers will celebrate Sylvia's strong will, curiosity, and, maybe, her love of spinach.

About Katherine Pryor

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Katherine Pryor loves eating spinach sautéed, stir-fried, steamed, or straight from the garden. In addition to writing, Katherine manages a program to bring local and healthy food to Washington State hospitals. She is the co-founder of South Park Fresh Starts, which grows vegetable starts for a food bank in Seattle. This is her first children's book. Learn more about Katherine at Raff loves spinach, sweet potatoes, and bananas, but steers clear of liver and sea urchins. Her illustrations have appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, KIWI Magazine, and American Illustration. She lives in New York City. Learn more about Anna at
Published October 16, 2012 by Readers to Eaters. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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By the end of school, only the plot’s lettuce, radishes and spinach are actually ready to eat (talk about a badly designed class project!)—and Sylvia, once she nerves herself to take a nibble, discovers that the stuff is “not bad.” She brings home an armful and enjoys it from then on in every dis...

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