An orange in January

by Aston, Dianna Hutts.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 11 copies
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Summary
Plump, juicy oranges are one of the great pleasures of winter?and one that is usually taken for granted. Now here?s an eloquent, celebratory picture of how those oranges have found their way to the grocery store shelves, and then into kids? tummies! With vivid, glowing paintings, this unique picture book offers a poetic lesson about a plant?s growth cycle and about the produce industry. We follow an orange from blossom to ripe fruit, from tree to truck to market . . . and into the hands of a boy who shares this treat with his friends on the playground, ?so that everyone could taste the sweetness of an orange in January.? In the tradition of Apple Farmer Annie and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, this is a satisfying, celebratory look at an everyday object with a remarkable life story.


Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An orange tree blooms in a sunny orchard. Bees visit one of the blossoms, its petals fall off, and a tiny orange forms. Time passes, rain falls, and the orange grows until a worker picks it. Loaded into his bag and emptied into a basket, the orange travels a long way by truck before arriving at a distant grocery store. There a boy chooses it as the best one of all and takes it home to share with his friends in a snowy playground. Aston, the author of An Egg Is Quiet (2006), tells the story with simple words and a sense of satisfaction underlying the creation of the orange, the length of its journey, and the happiness of the children enjoying an orange in January. Maren's acrylic paintings illustrate the story with childlike gravity and simplicity, showing the beauty of the orchard, the dignity of the farm workers, and the satisfaction of the boy in finding the perfect orange.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Oranges -- Fiction.
Oranges -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2007
Contributors Maren, Julie, 1970-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780803731462
0803731469
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