Blueberries for Sal

Paperback | September 30, 1976

byRobert Mccloskey

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What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.


"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."—School Library Journal, starred review.

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What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being f...

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.13 × 8.88 × 0.19 inPublished:September 30, 1976Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014050169X

ISBN - 13:9780140501698

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching story and beautiful drawings Both my daughter and I loved this book from start to finish! The story is funny, cute, instructive, and engaging for all ages. Although it does not teach good bear etiquette, it is probably fairly true to life in showing how such an encounter MIGHT go. The story involves two mothers and two young ones--a mother human and her daughter Sal, and a mother bear and her little cub. The young ones become mixed up briefly during a busy blueberry picking expedition and end up following the wrong mother. My favourite part of this book is the ink drawings. They show life as it should be, simple, clean, in touch with nature. My daughter and I spent almost 20 minutes discussing the drawing of the "old fashioned" kitchen. My daughter also like the late 40's vintage car because it reminded her of her favourite character, Doc, from the Pixar film "Cars".
Date published: 2008-01-28

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside".--School Library Journal, starred review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations

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Winner of A Caldecott Honor
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"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."—School Library Journal, starred review.