Applesauce Weather

Applesauce Weather

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When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it's applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little old for such things. It also means Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories, with a twinkle in his eye as he spins tales about how he came to have a missing finger. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, there's no twinkle to be found and no stories waiting to be told. Faith is certain, though, that with a little love and patience, she and Peter might finally learn the truth about that missing finger.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763675769
Branch Call Number: J FIC Frost H
Characteristics: 103 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bates, Amy June


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MissLauraStorytime Apr 24, 2017

A lovely read-aloud around the fire, or under the blankets by yourself, about how important the simple things in life are, especially the love of family and the sharing of stories. Faith is certain that Uncle Arthur will come by to pick the apples and tell his stories. Peter is not so sure, since Aunt Lucy has passed away and Uncle Arthur is sad. Will he be there for applesauce weather, and will he be able to tell his sweet stories without his beloved Aunt Lucy with him? Rest assured, love and patience will work wonders. A readalike to Patricia MacLachlan's fiction for children.

Feb 05, 2017

This heartwarming story told in verse evokes the feelings of fall and the smell of ripe applies cooking on the stove. I loved meeting Faith, Peter and their Uncle Arthur as well as his dear late wife Lucy through her own contributions.

A lovely book to read aloud with kids for a few days before apple picking. It also highlights the wonderful skills of storytelling and passing those stories on to the next generation.

Oct 02, 2016

Told in poetry style. Their uncle has lost his wife and so when he comes back to visit is a little out of sorts. A quiet, soft book about what grief and mourning and recovery can be.


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