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Out of the Apple Orchard

by Yvonne David and illustrated by Lyn Rodden

Book 1 of 4 in the Apple Tree Series
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In the fall of 1910, a Jewish family moves from the Lower east Side of New York City to the hamlet of Mountaindale in the Catskills for fresh country air.
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Papa is too sick to work and food is scarce. On his way to school, twelve-year-old Adam Bieman is hungry and sees the apples in the Friedland orchard. He cannot resist the ripe, red fruit.
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This engaging American tale, interwoven with historical details about the Catskills, captures the essence of the Jewish High Holidays. When trouble begins to multiply for Adam, can he learn to ask for forgiveness, make amends, and start anew?
Through the story's rich descriptions and the distinctive fine art illustrations, the characters in the Bieman family come alive. With his hair sticking up like a stalk of corn when it is not hidden by Papa's oversized cap, Adam Bieman will capture your heart.

Although geared for children, this book will delight readers of all ages.


Out of the Apple Orchard is the first in the series. An award-winning book, it is has been adapted to the stage by award-winning playwright, Ellen W. Kaplan. The Mesaper Theatre has produced concert readings of Out of the Apple Orchard in New York City. Eden Grove is producing a concert reading and a world premiere of Out of the Apple Orchard in Orlando, Florida.
Narrated by Nicole Raphael, whose other audio book narration includes Scholastic’s Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic, The Dairy of Margaret Ann Brady, is the Artistic Directory of the Mesaper Theatre. The Mesaper Theatre has produced concert readings in New York City of Out of the Apple Orchard by award-winning playwright, Ellen W. Kaplan, based on the award-winning book by Yvonne David.
This 6-panel digit pack double-disc audiobook includes stunning artwork by Lyn Rodden. Composer / keyboardist, Ben Rauch, produced and engineered this wonderful recording in New York City, complete with original music and sound effects.


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