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Whether picking berries, passing roadside market stands, visiting farmer's markets or tending their own backyard gardens, children here in Maine are lucky enough to the experience the abundance of the Earth during the summer and early fall.
But too many city-dwelling children only know that their food comes pre-packaged from an air-conditioned supermarket, unaware of all the farmers and helpers whose hard work has produced the beautiful fruits, vegetables, and nutritious food that fill their family's shopping cart.
From farmers to migrant workers who harvest, to fisherman, and the truck drivers who deliver this beautiful food to market, Before We Eat recognizes with reverence all the hands that have helped us put food our table.
The story is told through the gentle verse of author (and friend of Bella Luna Toys) Pat Brisson:
As we sit around this table let’s give thanks as we are able to all the folks we’ll never meet who helped provide this food we eat.
Illustrated by Caldecott-Award-winner Mary Azarian, whose hand-colored woodblock prints honor the producers of our food with home-spun grace.
Dedicated to: “Small farmers everywhere on Earth — stewards of the land, heart of community.”
Winner of Growing Good Kids Book Awardand Moonbeam Children's Book Awards!
Hardcover, 32 pages. Second edition.
SIZE : 9.4 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
ORIGIN : Designed in the USA, printed in Korea
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