How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.

by Marjorie Priceman

"In the mood for a cherry pie? Let's get started. First, mix flour and salt in a bowl. What, no bowl? You will definitely need a bowl." Finding the Cook Shop closed for the July 4th weekend, a young girl and her dog crisscross the United States in search of the raw materials they need to make a bowl, a pie pan, and other cookware. Includes a map of the United States and a recipe for cherry pie. Full-color art, created using gouache on hot-pressed watercolor paper.

ISBN: 9780375912559

JLG Release: January 2009

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock


Grades K-1


12 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 9 1/2"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 3.3, Points: 1


    Level: AD680L



    Author/Illustrator Biographies

    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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