Candlewick Press

February 2019

$12.99 AUD

102p pb

ISBN: 978-1536203615

fp August 2016

Applesauce Weather

Helen Frost

illustrated by Amy June Bates

from Candlewick Press...

When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that itís applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little old for such things. It also means Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories, with a twinkle in his eye as he spins tales about how he came to have a missing finger. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, thereís no twinkle to be found and no stories waiting to be told. Faith is certain, though, that with a little love and patience, she and Peter might finally learn the truth about that missing finger. Paired with warm, expressive illustrations by Amy June Bates, this heartfelt tale by award-winning poet Helen Frost highlights the strength of family and the power of a good story.

In a touching poetic novel, a fall apple ritual - along with some inventive storytelling - brings a family together as they grieve the loss of a beloved family member.

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