Very Cherry Stories

Look here for sweet and beautiful stories to savor.

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

By Marjorie Priceman

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"In this exuberant companion story to How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, our young baker sets her sights on a cherry pie. She heads off on a round-the-U.S.A. journey to find all the materials she needs to stock her kitchen: New Mexico for clay (mixing bowl), Washington for wood (rolling pin), Hawaii for sand (sand? to make the glass for her measuring cup, of course). In joyful art filled with small vignettes and sly humor, two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marjorie Priceman takes us on a cross country journey by riverboat, taxi, bus, train, plane--all in search of the natural resources of our country. Includes a brightly painted endpaper map of the U.S.A.--and a recipe for cherry pie, of course!"

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Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure

By Thea Stilton

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"Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea is taking the publishing world by storm in this fabumouse tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship. In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Japan on a cultural exchange program. While they're busy exploring Kyoto and admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, a valuable doll is stolen from a wealthy Japanese collector. Will the five mice be able to track down the doll and catch the thief? Readers will love following the clues to help the Thea Sisters solve the mystery."
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Under the Cherry Blossom Tree

By Allen Say

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A cherry tree growing from the top of the wicked landlord's head is the beginning of his misfortunes and a better life for the poor villagers.

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The Christmas Knight

By Jane Louise Curry

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An impoverished knight finds a miracle when his cherry tree blooms on Christmas Day, but greedy servants get in his way when he tries to take the fruit to the King.

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Pie in the Sky

By Lois Ehlert

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A father and child watch the cherry tree in their back yard, waiting until there are ripe cherries to bake in a pie. Includes a recipe for cherry pie.

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Clever Ali

By Nancy Farmer

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When seven-year-old Ali's greedy pet steals cherries from the wicked Sultan for whom his father keeps carrier pigeons, Ali is given three days to find 600 new cherries or his father will be thrown into the deep, dark oubliette. Includes facts about carrier pigeons and the sultan on whom this story is based, as well as an excerpt from "In Praise of Books" by al-Jahiz.

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Cherry Pies and Lullabies

By Lynn Reiser

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Four generations of mothers and daughters express their love through family traditions that are the same but different.

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Cherries and Cherry Pits

By Vera B. Williams

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Little Bidemmi tells sweet stories about cherries--buying them, sharing them, and eating them--with her words and pictures.

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