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Applesauce Weather


Author: Helen  FROST
Publisher: Candlewick
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2017
ISBN: 9780763675769
Review: Faith and Peter watch the apple trees, waiting for the first apple to fall--which means it's applesauce weather, and time for Uncle Arthur's annual visit. Gentle poems grant insight into the characters, including the children's normal expectations for this favorite time of year: apple harvest spiced up with Uncle Arthur's storytelling. But since Uncle Arthur recently lost Aunt Lucy, he's not his usual yarn-spinning, twinkle-eyed self. Young readers gain an excellent exposure to poetry while the mutual comfort and caring reach across generations as the children patiently coax Uncle Arthur through his sadness to share more stories--like how did he really lose part of his finger?

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