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The Sugaring-Off Party

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It's a rollicking country party, French Canadian style! In this friendly, folksy story, perfect for reading aloud, a jolly narrator prepares her grandson for his first maple-sugaring party by telling him about her own first cabane a' sucre, 60 years before. Bright paintings by a French Canadian folk artist add humor and authenticity to the story.
Hardcover, 26 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Dutton Books
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The Sugaring Off Party is not a story about the sugaring process itself, but rather a tale about the party after the sugaring has been completed and the maple syrup produced, the so-called "sugaring-off party." Told as a tale within a tale, and liberally interspersed with French expressions, a French Canadian grand-mère (grandmother) tells her little grandson (who is about to attend his very first sugaring-off party) about the sugaring celebrations of her own childhood and the fun, food, music, ...more
Dec 18, 2007 Victoria rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: picture-books
I thought it was fun reading this book. Just reading some of the French word made me think I was learning French. It made me think about the different partys I've been to. So I recomond that all children should read this book and get a look of what it would be like to have partys at your Aunt's maple suryp farm.
Apr 16, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a heartwarming book about a grandmother sharing a little story from her childhood with her grandson. The tale is fun and it portrays an earlier age. The illustrations complement the story nicely and also depict an old fashioned scene. We really enjoyed reading this story together.
Charlotte wouldn't even let us finish this one. She REALLY didn't like the art. And the French pronunciations left it awkward for me to read to her out loud. I did enjoy both the art and the story, though. A little slow for the 6 yr old.
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Jonathan London is the author of several celebrated children's books. His commitment to honoring the wonders of the natural world has been lauded by readers and critics alike. He is the author of more than 70 children's books, many of which are about nature. He's also the author of the popular Froggy series. He lives in Graton, California with his wife and two sons.
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