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Book Title: Apples To Oregon: Being The (Slightly) True Narrative Of How A Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, And Cherries (And Children) Across The Plains|
Date of issue: 2005
ISBN 13: 9780439800112
The author of the book: Deborah Hopkinson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.32 MB
Read full description of the books Apples To Oregon: Being The (Slightly) True Narrative Of How A Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, And Cherries (And Children) Across The Plains:A delightful "tall tale" version of the (true) story of the man who brought the first apple trees to Oregon--along with his wife and kids. At times, I felt a tad annoyed/disturbed that the father was so focused on his fruit rather than his children--of course, it is done "tall tale" fashion so one knows it's exaggerated, and the children don't seem to mind playing second-fiddle, but I couldn't help but feel that the world doesn't need another story with a neglectful parent, however tongue-in-cheek. The sheer zest of the story, the great illustrations, the "historical fiction" aspect--and a touching father-daughter ending, make me rate this quite favorably overall. However, children already feeling sensitive to parents who seem to put work before parenting might feel that the tale makes light of their situation.
Read information about the authorI write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction. I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers.
Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.
My nonfiction includes TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. COURAGE & DEFIANCE, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark is an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book and won the OCTE Spirit Award for Nonfiction and an Oregon Book Award. DIVE! is also an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.
My historical fiction title, A BANDIT's TALE, was named a Charlotte Huck recommended book. THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, won an Oregon Spirit Award.
My 2017 books include A LETTER TO MY TEACHER and INDEPENDENCE CAKE as well as a story in GUYS READ: HEROES and VILLAINS.