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The Apple Orchard Riddle

by Margaret  McNamara
Illustrated by G. Brian Keras

Published by Schwartz & Wade, 2013
36 pages
ISBN: 978𢠥75-847448

Ages 5-8

When Tara抯 class takes a field trip to an apple orchard, her teacher gives them a riddle to solve: 揝how me a little red house with no windows and no door, but with a star inside. The kids go on a tour of the orchard and learn a lot about apples. Everyone is pondering the riddle, too, with no success. But while the other kids ask questions about the apples and the cider press, Tara, who抯 sometimes teased for being dreamy, is observing and thinking. When everyone else gives up on finding the riddle抯 answer, Tara says, 揑 think there is a star inside this apple, where nobody can see it. Even though she can抰 see the star, she can imagine it being there. Another classmate scoffs梬ho cares about a star you can抰 see? But the teacher cares, and when he cuts another apple in half according to Tara抯 instructions, the star inside is revealed. Margaret McNamara affirms the value of being a thoughtful dreamer in a picture book that perfectly, sometimes humorously, captures recognizable personalities of elementary-age children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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