8 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5Scholastic Reading Counts
Level: 3.3, Points: 1Lexile
Marjorie Priceman says that writing a sequel to How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World presented a challenge, because she didn 't want to just repeat the same formula with a different dessert. "I wanted the book to be an excuse to travel this amazing, diverse, and captivating country. I still have vivid memories of family vacations --in the car traveling through time zones, over state lines, across a panoramic crazy quilt. We stopped at national parks, amusement parks, monuments, and scenic overlooks. But we also paid homage to American industry --Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Corning Glass factory, and Hershey 's Chocolate Works. We passed farms and quarries, oil derricks, and coal mines. It is a big America that no thirty-two page book can ever capture or contain, but the book attempts to tell kids where stuff comes from with enough quirky humor to prevent it from being just another lesson plan. "
Ms. Priceman lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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