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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD

By Marjorie Priceman (Author) , Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1994
ISBN: 0-679-83705-1
Publisher: Knopf

 What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? You could embark for Europe, learn Italian en route, and pick up some semolina wheat in Italy, an egg in France, kurundu bark for cinnamon in Sri Lanka, and an entire cow in England (butter) before coming home via Jamaica (sugar) and Vermont (apples). The expertly designed illustrations in which a dark-haired lass journeys by various means to these interesting places to get her groceries are lovely and lively, and the narrative, too, travels at a spritely pace. The journey is neither quite logical enough to be truly informative nor quite bizarre enough to be satisfyingly silly, while the rich, sweet recipe that's appended will take some adult assistance. Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)