Thursday, May 11, 2017
Applesauce weather by Helen Frost illustrated by Amy June Bates
All day, Mom's been saying, Don't expect
him, Faith. Try not to get your hopes up.
Chances are, he won't come this year.
did this gingerbread come from,
with the warm lemon sauce
It's not it could magically appear
the minute Uncle Arthur
came walking through the door.
Mom had to buy the lemons
and bake the gingerbread
so she could cut this piece
for Uncle Arthur
and he could ask for more.
Take the time to read this interview with Helen Frost where she explains the real life connections which inspired her story. Here are a set of teaching notes. Take a look in our library for another special poetry book by Helen Frost called Step Gently out. Read this star review in Kirkus.
I would follow this book with books like Sarah Plain and Tall, Pearl versus the world, Little dog, Lost, and Missing May. Here are some more verse novels you might try to find.