32 pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.12 in
January 8, 1999
Kids Can Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1550746715
ISBN - 13: 9781550746716
About the Book
As his grandpa shows him the traditional way of making maple syrup, a boy finds his bond with nature strengthened.
From the Publisher
Alongside his grandpa, a young boy shares the tasks involved in making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. From tapping the trees to boiling the sap, the two spend many hours working side by side in the woods. Their reward is a delicious breakfast of pancakes and "the best syrup in the whole world." This is more than a story about syrup-making. It is the story of the grandfather's bond with nature and how he transfers this feeling to his grandson. Janet Wilson's rich oil paintings capture all the signs of spring's arrival in the sugar bush and the loving relationship between the boy and his grandpa.
About the Author
Margaret Carney shares her deep love of nature through weekly newspaper columns as well as her books for children, which include At Grandpa's Sugar Bush and The Biggest Fish in the Lake. She wrote Where Does a Tiger-Heron Spend the Night? with the hope of turning young children into birders before they can read. She lives in Whitby, Ontario. Janet Wilson is a prolific and award-winning children's book illustrator. Her books include Jasper's Day and The Biggest Fish in the Lake. She lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, with her husband, Chris.
From Our Editors
For a young boy and his Grandpa, making maple syrup is an annual springtime tradition. Together the two share the hard work of tapping the trees and boiling the sap. Finally, the two share in their hard work by eating a stack of pancakes with new maple syrup. At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush is a beautiful story of the closeness of family that is perfect for beginner readers.
Even in the fairly monochromatic late winter bush, Janet has carefully introduced bursts of color to make her illustrations come alive. The gently told tale and realistic oils both combine to highlight the love, caring and tradition that are evident throughout this family’s winter work.