Applesauce Season

by Eden Ross Lipson

Illustrations by Mordicai Gerstein

A young boy lives in the city, but that doesn't prevent him from enjoying "applesauce season" right after school starts. His family buys six pounds of apples, "because that's just how much our saucepot holds." Using at least three kinds of apples in each pot "for real flavor," their applesauce is different every week. Recipe. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781596432161

JLG Release: October 2009

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Primary Plus

Grades K-1


14 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book




    Roaring Brook

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/2" x 11"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.9, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.3, Points: 1


    Level: AD820L



    Author/Illustrator Biographies

    Eden Ross Lipson wrote, "I 've made applesauce all my adult life for myself. And if I made it for myself, the added pleasure has been to share the task and the result with children. " Her recipe is in the back of the book.

    Ms. Lipson, who lived in Manhattan, New York, was the children 's book editor of The New York Times Book Review until 2005. She also wrote the authoritative New York Times Parent 's Guide to the Best Books for Children.

    Ms. Lipson passed away in May 2009.

    Mordicai Gerstein has shared Ms. Lipson 's love for applesauce ever since he and his wife, Susan, made their first batch some decades ago. "When my editor sent me Eden Ross Lipson 's story to illustrate, I learned she knew about applesauce, too, " he says. "I had known of Eden for years, in her role as editor of The New York Times ' children 's book review and was a bit in awe of her. Doing the illustrations brought the opportunity to know Eden, a great gift, and to help her spread the word that applesauce is wonderful!

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