Our Apple Tree

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9781596430525: Our Apple Tree

Here's a whimsical and very useful look at the life cycle of the apple tree. With two helpful tree sprites as guides, readers travel from spring, when the apple tree blossoms, through summer, when the fruit grows, to fall and the harvest. Along the way, you'll learn about the life of the tree and the animals that visit - from insects that pollinate the flowers to deer that eat the fallen fruit.

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Gorel Kristina Naslund was born in Sweden and has lived in the United States as well. She has written almost 30 books.  Today she lives near Stockholm.   Kristina Digman, also from Sweden, attended art schools in Stockholm and Copenhagen. She has worked as a painter, sculptor, and graphic designer.

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PreS-Gr. 2. In this lovely Swedish import, two impish children introduce the changes each season brings to their apple tree, beginning with bare, snow-covered boughs in winter. When spring arrives, the tree's riot of glorious blooms begins the cycle of flower, fruit, and harvest, until winter arrives again. In spare, elegant language, just two or three sentences per page, Naslund presents very basic facts about the growing cycle: "Pink buds and white blossoms show that [the tree] is ready to make apples again." Children may want fuller explanations for some concepts, such as the roles that bees and pollen play in the process. But the text and evocative and whimsical artwork, which showcases many varieties of apple, will surely encourage kids to wonder about the miracle of growing things and the incredible diversity found in such an everyday fruit. For more detailed information about a plant's life, suggest Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! (2004). Gillian Engberg
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