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Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

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Meet fearless Frieda Caplan--the produce pioneer who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis--in this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book

In 1956, Frieda Caplan started working at the Seventh Street Produce Market in Los Angeles. Instead of competing with the men in the business with their apples, potatoes, and tomatoes, Frieda thought, why not try something new? Staring with mushrooms, Frieda began introducing fresh and unusual foods to her customers--snap peas, seedless watermelon, mangos, and more

This groundbreaking woman brought a whole world of delicious foods to the United States, forever changing the way we eat. Frieda Caplan was always willing to try something new--are you?

Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Published: 01/12/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.93lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.80w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781534460072
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 11/23/2020
Booklist 12/01/2020 pg. 38
School Library Journal 12/01/2020 pg. 112
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 135
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Mara Rockliff is the author of many historical books for children, including Mesmerized, winner of the Cook Prize and an Orbis Pictus Honor book, and Gingerbread for Liberty!, an ALA Notable Children's Book and winner of the Garden State Children's Book Award and Land of Enchantment Book Award. Under the pen name Lewis B. Montgomery, she wrote all twelve books in the popular Milo and Jazz Mysteries chapter book series, which has been translated into Spanish, French, and Chinese. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her family. Visit her online at MaraRockliff.com.

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse--both inspired by her daughters--and The Year I Didn't Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents' puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates "Ties," a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at GisellePotter.com.
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