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Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal

  • Author: Pattertravelers
  • Date Posted: Apr 28, 2015
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  • Address: Blueberry Hill, Maine

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey was first published in 1948 and won the Caldecott Medal of Honor in 1949.  The story opens with Sal and her mother going up Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries.  There’s a scenic overlook available on Blueberry Hill and blueberry picking is lots of fun for children, well at least eating blueberries is fun!  Maine produces 98% of the wild blueberries in the U.S., mostly in Washington county and there are lots of pick-your-own farms where your children can indulge themselves like Sal.   Little Sal wanders off while picking blueberries and accidently ends up following a bear while the baby bear ends up following Sal’s mother.  The mothers realize the error and carefully back away from the child following them to find their own and wander home, picking and eating blueberries all the way.

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