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Harvest Days

Giving Thanks Around the World

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ISBN: 9781646866267

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ISBN: 9781646866274

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Written by Kate DePalma
Illustrated by Martina Peluso

Explore harvest festivals from around the globe! Lyrical, rhyming text and lush, detailed artwork from Italian artist Martina Peluso immerse young readers in some of the most ancient traditions in the world. Nine pages of rich, educational endnotes dive deep with more information about the 12 cultures explored in the book and invite young readers to ask questions about food and the labor that produces it.

Key Selling Points:
  • GLOBAL: Invites children to explore harvest traditions from 12 cultures around the world.
  • STEM: Provides an engaging lens through which readers can learn about foodways and agriculture.
  • ACTIVISM: Raises questions about labor: Who grows the food? Who picks the food? Who owns the food? Who eats the food?
  • LYRICAL NONFICTION: Lush, detailed artwork from illustrator Martina Peluso and rhyming, lyrical text offer an artful presentation of this nonfiction information.
  • ENDMATTER: Nine pages of rich educational endnotes offer greater insight into why and how people have celebrated the harvest throughout history around the world.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 4-10 years
  • Leveling: M
  • Grade Level: 2

Awards & Accolades

  • JLG Gold Standard Selection!
  • Carolyn Field Honor Book, 2023

“An enticing look at harvest rituals, foods, and festivities” – Kirkus Reviews

“The combination of harvest celebrations that occur in different countries at different times of the year makes this book distinctive and worth purchasing” – School Library Journal

“A look at rituals practiced and food served during harvest holidays globally” – Publishers Weekly

“A useful multicultural addition to classroom units on harvests and Thanksgiving” – Booklist

“A series of eye-pleasing, digitally rendered double-page spreads depicts twelve different holiday traditions around the world” – The Horn Book Magazine

About the Contributors

Written by - Kate DePalma
Kate DePalma was born and raised outside Nashville, TN, USA. As Senior Editor at Barefoot Books, she has helped develop dozens of picture books, including the many titles she has authored and co-authored. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas and is also a published poet and scholar. Kate lives with her husband and daughter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For more information, visit www.katedepalma.com.
Illustrated by - Martina Peluso
Martina Peluso has wanted to be an illustrator ever since she read The BFG by Roald Dahl when she was young. After growing up in Tuscany and Naples, Italy, she studied Art of Printing at the Institute of Art in Naples and has taken illustration courses at Sarmede and Pavia. She has worked in all areas of illustration, including advertising, packaging, editorial and design; her artwork has been exhibited throughout the world. Martina lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has also illustrated Let's Celebrate: Special Days Around the World for Barefoot Books.

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