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Apple Picking Time

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In the rich, warm colors of autumn, here's a slice of American history as we watch Anna and her extended family help with the town's traditional fall apple harvest. Now available in paperback.

From the Hardcover edition.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 11th 1998 by Dragonfly Books (first published August 9th 1994)
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Sep 16, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet story about family togetherness and growing up. Each year, the family comes together with the rest of the community to bring in the apple crop. The narrative is written in the present, but it has the feel of a fond memory.

The inside front cover of the book has some good questions about growing up that will stimulate a good conversation with children.

The illustrations are colorful, with a grainy texture that also evokes the sense of a memory. We really enjoyed reading this book t
Lynn Plourde
Warm, multi-generational apple-picking story. The text is a bit long in places, but the coziness of the story (even dancing during their lunch break) and illustrations make it a good story to pair with OWL MOON.
Nicely written and illustrated. A good story about a day in the life of a migrant worker during the fall harvest.
Great book for children! Love everything about this book.
A young girl tells the story of picking apples with her family. Her goal for the day is to pick at least 1 full basket of apples. She works hard all day and finally is able to earn a 1/2 moon punch on her purple ticket.

A sweet story of fall harvest time. One glaring problem: readers are never told what the purple tickets mean. As an adult, I assume that is how the harvesters are paid, but children are never offered any kind of explanation.
This would be a great autumn read. Almost chose this for an October read aloud. The girl in the story picks apples with her mother, father, grandparents and community. She is excited that this is the first year she can carry her own apple bag and punch her own apple ticket. An endearing read.
Emily Goldberg
Bought this at Powell's today... couldn't resist the beautiful illustrations and autumn theme. Wonderful children's book.
"Sometime after the summer is spent but before the jack-o'-lanterns are lit, it's apple-picking time..."
a different twist in the many picturebooks on apples - this time it is a family of people getting paid to pick the apples and the little girl is proud she can help.
Michelle White
This book would be good to use in a unit on different types of families. I got it at the IUS Library.
Dec 26, 2014 Dana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
Great twist on apple picking books - taking pride in harvesting the apples as a family is a highlight.
Sep 27, 2013 CFAITC added it
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Describes the old-time way of picking apples and the emotions and pride Anna and her family gain.
Amber Elise
Nice mentor text for narrative writing and discussing artifacts for a writer's notebook.
Amy Edwards
Blackbird and Co. does a reat Fall Stories Literature Unit, using thi book (and others)
nice story about family and achieving goals!
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