Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story about Edna Lewis

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 45 pages
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Long before the natural-food movement gained popularity, before greenmarkets sprouted across the United States, Edna Lewis championed purity of ingredients, regional cuisine, and the importance of bringing food directly from the farm to the table. She was a chef when female chefs---let alone African American female chefs---were few and far between, and she received many awards for her work. With lyrical text and glorious watercolor illustrations, author/illustrator Robbin Gourley lovingly traces the childhood roots of Edna's appreciation for the bounties of nature. The story follows Edna from early spring through the growing season to a family dinner celebrating a successful harvest. Folk rhymes, sayings, and songs about food are sprinkled throughout the text, and five kid-friendly recipes and an author's note about Edna's life are included at the end.


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Charming, nice pictures, and the recipes look good too. - LibraryThing
The art work is very nice. - Goodreads
The pictures are bright and busy. - LibraryThing
I love the recipes that are in the back of the book. - Goodreads
The book also has several yummy recipes included. - Goodreads
I wasn't he most excited about the illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - roni.rawlins - LibraryThing

Summary: Apples taste best when they're sun-ripened and freshly picked. That's something Edna Lewis discovered as a child in Freetown, Virginia, a farming community of freed slaves established by her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene28 - LibraryThing

the book has very simple art and simple colors. The girl is sent out by her parents to get fruits and berries. She loves doing this and learns some lessons along the way. Age 4-5 Source: Steilacoom library Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Robbin Gourley is an artist and art director as well as an author and illustrator of cookbooks and picture books. She divides her time between rural North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York.

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