An Orange In January


Illustrated by Julie Maren


* Selected by Scholastic Books for new curriculum

From School Library Journal
This poetic tale about the path an orange takes to the store begins in a grove near the sea. When the fruit is ripe, “a hand, brown with seasons of sun, plucked it from its branch, while dew still glittered on the leaves.”… Even the youngest listeners will gain awareness that food doesn’t magically spring into being on the shelves of markets.

From Rutgers University of Arts and Sciences
With its rich economics lessons, this delightful story for young readers describes the path of an orange from its growth in an orchard to its final destination in the hands of a child….  These lessons about natural resources, interdependence, and markets are highlighted … ideal for teachers, parents, and volunteers who are seeking enjoyable children’s books for younger readers with substantive content in economics and social studies.