Strawberry Time

The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story

By Joseph Bruchac, reteller

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A quarrel between the first man and the first woman is reconciled when the Sun causes strawberries to grow out of the earth.

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Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries

By Maj Lindman

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Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka are going wild-strawberry picking. Mother is going to pay them for every basket they gather. They walk and pick until their baskets are overflowing, but soon they are lost, tired, and thirsty.
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Stories of Hope and Spirit: Folktales from Eastern Europe

By Dan Keding

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Twelve folktales from Eastern Europe are introduced:

The best wish (Croatia) -- The most precious gift (Turkey/Croatia) -- The first story (Georgia) -- The tsar's ears (Serbia) -- Strawberries in winter (Slovakia) -- The prince who married a frog (Croatia) -- The three brothers and the pot of gold (Moldavia) -- One man's trouble (Latvia) -- The enchanted princess (Russia) -- The old traveler (Estonia) -- How a rich man learned a lesson (Chechnia) -- Nail soup (Croatia) -- Telling the tales.

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The Missing Tarts

By B.G. Hennessy

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When the Queen of Hearts discovers that her strawberry tarts have been stolen, she enlists the help of many popular nursery rhyme characters in order to find them.

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Strawberry Girl

By Lois Lenski

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The land was theirs, but so were its hardships

 

Strawberries -- big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven't even begun their planting.  Making the new farm prosper is not easy. There is heat to suffer through, and droughts, and cold snaps. And, perhaps most worrisome of all for the Boyers, there are rowdy neighbors, just itching to start a feud.

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

By Don and Audrey Wood

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Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

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Cook-a-doodle-doo!

By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

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With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen. Includes a recipe for strawberry shortcake.

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Saving Strawberry Farm

By Deborah Hopkinson

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During the Great Depression, Davey learns that a neighbor's property is about to be auctioned, and he rallies his friends, neighbors, and family to help save Strawberry Farm.

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Strawberries

By Robin Nelson

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Photographs and simple text provide a basic overview of the life cycle of a strawberry, from seed to fruit, and also provides additional facts about strawberries.

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The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

By Molly Bang

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"The Grey Lady loves strawberries. But so does the Strawberry Snatcher, and unfortunately for the Grey Lady he is not far away and getting closer all the time. Past flower shops and bakeries he stalks her, silently, steadily, biding his time. He pursues her by foot along haunting red-brick paths, and then by skateboard into the mysterious depths of a swamp both beautiful and terrifying.

"Closer and closer he gets, and yet the Grey Lady escapes him, in fantastic and marvelously improbable ways..."

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