Roaring Brook Press
Written by Eden Ross Lipson
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
The New York Times, starred review:
Narrated by a young boy, “Applesauce Season,” by Eden Ross Lipson, unfolds as an artful blend of family ritual and recipe… At the center of it all is the narrator’s doughty, discerning grandmother…Gerstein…draws in a wiry, kinetic line that touches down lightly on the page to bring us face to face with a memorable character and the people at the center of her world. His illustrations suggest … a family album… The other key ingredient is color: dabs of pale pastels to subtly indicate a skyline backdrop or interior wall; fiery Bonnard chords of fall color to stake out the various centers of dramatic interest. This is color to whet the appetite and quicken awareness. We look once and think to look again, and happily there is more than enough for seconds.