Applesauce Weather

Applesauce Weather

Book - 2016
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"When the first apple falls from the tree, siblings Faith and Peter know that it's applesauce weather. And that means Uncle Arthur should be here. But maybe he needs a little more time to grieve? This is the first year without Aunt Lucy, after all. When Uncle Arthur does finally arrive, it's clear that something besides one of his fingers is missing. Where are the stories? Where's that twinkle in his eye? With help from Faith's love and patience, and sparked by Peter's growing interest in the girl next door, Uncle Arthur might just have the start of a new story. From award-winning poet Helen Frost comes a heartfelt tale about the strength and love of family and the power of a good story"--Page 2 of dust jacket.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780763675769
Branch Call Number: FRO
Characteristics: 103 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bates, Amy June - Illustrator

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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.

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darladoodles
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.

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joywolf83
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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