A FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MAN by Roni Schotter

A FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MAN

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 For 50 years, ever since he came to the US, Ruby has risen before the sun to stock his stand; now, when he arranges produce in ``perfect pyramids,'' Suny Ho and his little sister admire his artistry and ask how it's done; and when Ruby's wife, Trudy, asks, ``Is it time?'' she doesn't just mean time to get up in the morning: she hopes he'll honor his promise to retire to the mountains. When Ruby falls ill, Sun Ho's family pitches in with the shop and does such a fine job that it helps the old man, once he's well, to agree that ``It's time.'' Winter's jewel-bright cityscapes are composed with an affectionate care equaling Ruby's with an array of top-quality vegetables. An appealing, nicely formed story--whether it's the passage of generations, cultural transition, or fruit, ripeness is all. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-316-77467-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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