Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie (Hardcover)

A Civil War Story

By Karen B. Winnick

Boyds Mills Press, 9781563979842, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

List Price: 16.95*
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Cassie can't remember when she last tasted huckleberry pie. Ever since war broke out between the states, her life in Mississippi has changed. Her father is fighting with General Lee's army. Her mother spends hours tending wounded soldiers at the hospital.

But when Cassie picks a bucket of huckleberries, her mother provides her with enough flour and sugar to make a pie. So, while keeping an eye on her younger brother and sister, Cassie cuts long strips of dough. Suddenly, a neighbor brings word that Union soldiers are close by stealing food. Cassie and her siblings hurry to hide their pork, cheese, and sack of potatoes. Then Cassie gets an idea of how she might keep the Union soldiers from discovering her family's precious food. She proves that huckleberries are useful for more than making pies.

About the Author

Karen B. Winnick taught art history to elementary school students and then became the author and illustrator of several books for children. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, three sons, three dogs, and an assortment of fish.

Praise For Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie: A Civil War Story

"Winnick's engaging story is straightforward and easy to follow, and is serviceably accompanied by double-page, oil-on-canvas paintings." —School Library Journal

"The plucky heroine and the clever idea will make this glimpse of life during the Civil War of value in the classroom." —Booklist