Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sugaring Time Simply the Best Children's Book on the Subject

Sugaring Time
by Kathryn Lasky
Photographs by Christopher Knight

In New England, there is a time between winter and spring when the combination of freezing nights and warm days starts sap flowing in the maple trees. This is sugaring time, when families like the Laceys of central Vermont engage in that still-flourishing American tradition, the gathering of maple sap for boiling into delectable maple syrup.

This is simply one of the best books out on sugarmaking. It's photos are simple and beautiful, and it's text is elegant and direct. A wonderful picturesque homage to the sugarmaking experience complete with knee deep snow and handsome ponies.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12Hardcover: 64 PagesPaperback: 64 Pages
Newberry Honor Book
ALA Notable
New York Times 13 Best Children's Books 1983

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