First Peas to the Table

First Peas to the Table Cover

First Peas to the Table

How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden

By Susan Grigsby; Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807524527, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces they will plant a school garden like Thomas Jefferson's garden at Monticello--and they'll have a "First Peas to the Table" contest, just like Jefferson and his neighbors had each spring. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start--found in Jefferson's Garden Book--and keeps careful notes in her garden journal. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for the contest...Susan Grigsby's light-hearted classroom story also presents scientific and historical information. Nicole Tadgell's watercolors add both appeal and botanical accuracy.