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Bread Comes to Life

A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat

George Levenson, Shmuel Thaler (Photographer)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (10/1/2008)
Paperback (10/1/2008)


How is bread made?
Where is it from?

To make bread from scratch, start in a backyard patch! Come watch a baker turn a homegrown crop of wheat into a homemade loaf to eat. This book tells the story, in all its glory, of the sowing, growing, reaping, threshing, milling, mixing, kneading, shaping, rising, baking, and breaking of whole grain bread. It’s a soil-tilling, dough-stretching, belly-filling, spirit-catching celebration of the staff of life. You’ll never look at a slice of bread the same way again.

Praise For Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat

“This book is so clear and so beautifully expressed, its message of love and food literacy will become a part of the lives of all who read it, regardless of their age.” --Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and Pretend Soup

“A wonderful way to introduce children to bread. George Levenson connects food and nature in an enchanting and essential way.” --Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse

“Bread Comes to Life captures in simple yet profound images, the wonder, beauty, and, yes, magic of the humble yet majestic journey from wheat to eat.” --Peter Reinhart, award-winning author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice

Tricycle Press, 9781582461144, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004