Blueberries for Sal is a classic children's picture book by Robert McCloskey. It was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 1949.
The story is of a little girl Sal and her mother as they go out into the country to pick blueberries for winter, and a bear and his mother as they go to eat berries for winter from the other side of the same hill. Set in a small town in Maine this picture book piece uses a single dark blue color and block printing for the illustrations.
"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside." — School Library Journal
Robert McCloskey's classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity — not to mention appetite — of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers. Blueberries for Sal — with its gentle animals, funny noises, and youthful spirit of adventure — is perfect for reading aloud. The endearing illustrations, rendered in dark, blueberry-stain blue, will leave you craving a fresh pail of your own.
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|Sep 17, 1948