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

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


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From a patch of wheatgrass in his backyard, award-winning filmmaker George Levenson takes readers on a tour of bread made from scratch. A thresher, a grinder, and finally a doughy combination of flour, water, yeast, and oil combine to make a freshly baked loaf of whole wheat bread. With energetic, poetic text and vivid photographs, the creative team behind PUMPKIN CIRCLE: THE STORY OF A GARDEN shows children that there's a lot more to this kitchen staple than they might expect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582462738
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 310,623
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Bread lover GEORGE LEVENSON's films, which include the widely praised Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, are available in most schools and libraries in North America. This story was inspired by the wheatgrass growing in his backyard in Santa Cruz, California.

Award-winning photographer SHMUEL THALER works for the County Sentinel in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Read an Excerpt

Bread is the food we eat every day.
So many kinds. So many ways. White bread.
Black bread.
Small bread.
Tall bread.
Thin bread.
Twin bread.
Dinner rolls.
Bread with holes.
Hard, day-old tough bread.
Bread is toast.
Bread is crumbs.
Bread is pizza.
Bread is buns. How is bread made?
Where is it from? This baker makes his bread from scratch.

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Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
laurenryates on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This short book shows different types of bread and briefly shows the process of making it from seed to plate. The photographs in the book illustrate the different breads and how the bread transforms from dough to the bread everyone is custom to seeing. The book is fast paced and has a rhythm that is catchy to children and fun.