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Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson

Apples to Oregon (edition 2004)

by Deborah Hopkinson (Author), Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

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Title:Apples to Oregon
Authors:Deborah Hopkinson (Author)
Other authors:Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
Info:Aladdin Paperbacks
Collections:Your library
Tags:Apples, Oregon, Traveling West

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Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) across the Plains by Deborah Hopkinson


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I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I liked the book because of the illustrations. With each page were vibrant and bold colors that depicted the words of the story and the Great Frontier. The illustrations were fun and detailed in expression. I also liked the story itself as it was filled with funny and comical situations. What I did not like so much about this book was how wordy it was. On each page, it seemed like there were too many words to explain the story. Overall, this book is about apples. ( )
  coh4 | Apr 7, 2017 |
This book was story loosely based on a family that went across the Oregon trail. They brought with them many fruit trees to be planted in their new home. This book did a good job in creatively describing a trip across the Oregon trail and some of the hardships that many had to face. ( )
  canderson15 | Jan 30, 2017 |
Hard work pays off when Delicious and her family work hard to move their fruit all the way across the country. Children will laugh all the way through this great adventure. The illustrations are beautifully done. Children can learn the value pf hard work and what it truly means to be dedicated to your family. This is a great book for middle ages, but can appeal to all. ( )
  EmilyWillers | Oct 28, 2016 |
Wonderful history piece, of a very persevering man who before the Gold Rush crossed the plains in a wagon with his entire family from Iowa to Oregon, bringing apples an other fruits to the area. Ideal story to share especially with those students studying about the Oregon Trail, and build their background knowledge, by mentioning all the familiar places named in the book (Portland, Columbia River, Milwaukie). I can also see this book being relevant and interesting to migrant students who already know about the fruit orchards, and can share their experiences when moving to one place to another with their families. I like the rhythm and the sound accent in which is being written, as well as the introduction of nursery rhymes and song from those days. The design in the pictures are noticeable and explicit to convey the meaning (e.g. big fonts for onomatopoeia for the danger situations). Definitely, this colorful historical fiction beautifully painted in oil, is a good selection for setting a purpose for reading and explore genres, access and use prior knowledge, and for asking and wondering. Excelente!
  eearly15 | Jul 24, 2016 |
Review: A absolutely wonderful story about how apples came to Oregon. This version of the story is said to be slightly true, with a few adjustments by the author throughout. It truly is an adventure how the trees made it all the way here from Iowa. The authors additions to the story make it fun and relatable for kids as well.

Uses: I would use this story to talk about different journeys on the Oregon trail. I also would love to use this story to show great writing, and how the author put their own twist on a true story to make it fun.

Genre: Historical fiction- This is a real story about a family that moved to Oregon but it is not 100% accurate. Names of people and some of the ways in which the apples made it to Oregon were not factual.

Media: Oil Paint
  swallace14 | Mar 16, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141696746X, Paperback)

Apples, ho!

When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) is strong -- as young 'uns raised on apples are -- and won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil.

Here's a hilarious tall tale -- from the team that brought you Fannie in the Kitchen -- that's loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer.

Apple Facts

More than 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

About 2,500 varieties grow in the United States.

The apple variety Delicious is the most widely grown in the United States.

Apples are part of the rose family.

The science of fruit growing is called pomology.

Fresh apples float. That's because 25 percent of their volume is air.

Cut an apple in half, across the core, and you'll see a star shape.

It takes apple trees four to five years to produce their first fruit.

It takes about thirty-six apples to make one gallon of apple cider.

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A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling.

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