The Apple Orchard Riddle

The Apple Orchard Riddle

By Margaret McNamara; G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375847448, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perenially popular "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?" are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard
In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are while trying to solve a riddle. The book also celebrates how some children learn differently than others.
Margaret McNamara and illustrator G. Brian Karas bring us another fun and educational picture book.

About the Author
Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award-winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part of their summer on an island in Maine very much like Sheepskerry Island.

G. Brian Karas has illustrated many children s books, including "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!" And "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! "by Candace Fleming; "Incredible Me" by Kathi Appelt; the High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant; and "Ivan "by Catherine Applegate, which was a "New York Times "bestseller. His books have been named ALA Notables, Booklist Editor Choices, SLJ Best Books, and Boston Globe Horn Book Honor books. He lives in upstate New York. Visit him online at