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Maple Syrup Season Hardcover – January 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 760L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082341891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823418916
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,159,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like Purmell and Weber’s Christmas Tree Farm (2006), this blends light fiction with nuts-and-bolts about an outdoorsy family business. Two children, Hannah and Hayden, appear perched on a horse-drawn sled headed for Grandpa’s “sugar bush,” where they join three generations of family members (and a bevy of onlooking forest creatures) in collecting, boiling, and bottling the season’s first batch of maple syrup. Apart from the characters’ L. L. Bean–like fashions and the trendy names of the featured kids, the family’s traditional syruping methods evoke a bygone era, as do Weber’s folk-art-style paintings, which are reminiscent of Will Moses’ quaint country scenes. The reliance on end matter to explain terminology, such as sheeting and hydrometer, seems odd, since readers unfamiliar with syruping will want this information up front. Still, the book’s interesting backstory about a product most children find more than a little appetizing will sweeten early-spring curricula. Given widespread “buy locally” campaigns, the small-farm emphasis will have appeal outside the classroom, too. Grades 1-4. --Jennifer Mattson

About the Author

Jill Weber is an illustrator and book designer. Her heartwarming illustrations have appeared in a wide range of books for children and adults. Kirkus Reviews raved that the "childlike feel" of her gouache illustrations for Ann Purmell's Maple Syrup Season "suits the family-centered text perfectly." She lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

Ann Purmell has written several picture books for children. Before becoming an author she worked with children and teenagers as a psychiatric nurse for many years.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yana V. Rodgers on August 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The Brockwells, a large extended family, enjoy producing maple syrup together. Every member of the family, including the little cousins and the grandparents, has a job to do in the various stages of production. First they tap the maple trees and hang buckets to collect the sap, and when the buckets have filled, they pour the sap into a giant barrel to take to the sugarhouse. From a storage tank in the sugarhouse, the sap runs into evaporating pans and is heated to a boil. Once the correct temperature is reached and enough water has boiled off, the syrup is ready to be filtered, poured into jars, and graded according to sweetness and color.

This excellent book is sure to please with its informative text and delightful art work. The clear descriptions, detailed illustrations, and author's note in the back all work well together to make Maple Syrup Season a useful resource for teachers seeking to spice up a lesson about natural resources. Armed with new knowledge about the difference between Fancy Grade and Grade A-Dark Amber, the reader may see a whole new side to things while walking through the maple syrup section of the local grocery store.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IIJuan12 on March 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I just read through a number of picture books on making maple syrup with my children (ages 2-9). This was my favorite. The illustrations were delightful enough to keep the attention of even my 2 year old, and the text provided enough information so that all my children could learn about the process. We also enjoyed Sugaring, Sugarbush Spring, & Sugar Snow (My First Little House).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marlys I. Johnson on July 1, 2011
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This book tells the basic story behind making maple syrup, but has some artwork that is not at all like the process we personally use to make syrup. They show animals drinking sap from the buckets while that hang on the trees. I don't know who allows this to happen, maybe some do, but not in my sugarbush! Otherwise it is fun and informative.
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