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Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

Written by Mara Rockliff & illustrated by Giselle Potter
Published by Beach Lane Books
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Meet fearless Frieda Caplan–the produce pioneer who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis–in this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book! In 1956, Frieda Caplan started working at the Seventh Street Produce Market in Los Angeles. Instead of competing with the men in the business with their apples, potatoes, and tomatoes, Frieda thought, why not try something new? Staring with mushrooms, Frieda began introducing fresh and unusual foods to her customers–snap peas, seedless watermelon, mangos, and more! This groundbreaking woman brought a whole world of delicious foods to the United States, forever changing the way we eat. Frieda Caplan was always willing to try something new–are you?

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Who Wrote Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

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Mara Rockliff

Mara Rockliff has authored many books for children, including: Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic; Around America to Win the Vote; and Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Who Illustrated Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat

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Giselle Potter

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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Mara Rockliff's Book Dedication

To Lillian Bird, to make your reading life even better. And to the wonderful people of PJ Library and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, for inspiring me to find out what Jewish women have done.

Giselle Potter's Book Dedication

For Pia, who loves to try new food, and Izzy, who doesn't ... yet!

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781534460072
Publication Date:
January 12, 2021
Text Details:
The text for this book was set in Bernhard Gothic.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book were rendered in watercolor.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2020030453
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1164825513
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1534460071

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