The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara

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...the simple story is ideal fodder for teachers to use in anticipation of their own apple-orchard field trips...
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perenially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard!

In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. The book also celebrates how some children learn differently than others.

Margaret McNamara and illustrator G. Brian Karas bring us another fun and educational picture book.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Margaret McNamara

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Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award-winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part of their summer on an island in Maine very much like Sheepskerry Island. Julia Denos has illustrated several children's books, including Just Being Audrey, Grandma's Gloves, Dotty, and I Had a Favorite Dress. She received her BFA in illustration from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. The oldest of five sisters (and a baby brother), Julia lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 13 2013

Karas’s wispy and loose mixed-media cartoons effectively portray the orchard’s operations and capture the camaraderie among the students and their teacher. This good-humored story concludes with a note offering extra apple and orchard information.

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Kirkus

Above average
on Jun 25 2013

...the simple story is ideal fodder for teachers to use in anticipation of their own apple-orchard field trips...

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