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“Fresh as summer and crisp as cobbler, this tall tale about a giant peach (no, not that one) will have the young ’uns grinning like a possum eating peach pits.”
—Jeanette Larson, author, Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas
This fun tale follows Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, Little Buddy Earl, and other friends, as they make their way to the Peach Pickin’ Festival. Each time they pass a field, Little Buddy Earl yodels and watches as a crop grows gigantic. His singing skills soon come in handy when he turns a tiny peach into a great big fruit. But how will they ever pick that giant, juicy peach for the Festival?
A fresh twist on a Russian folktale, Giant Peach Yodel! underscores the importance of teamwork, while proving that sometimes the smallest person can be the biggest help. The book also includes a recipe for Little Buddy Earl’s Peach Cobbler.
About the Author
Jan Peck is a full-time writer and a former freelance editor for Boys’ Life magazine. Her writing has appeared in Humpty Dumpty magazine, Highlights for Children, and Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul. She is an active member of the Texas chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Peck is also the author of Pelican’s Pirate Treasure Hunt! and Way Out West on My Little Pony. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Barry Root attended the Ringling College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in Life, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, and Discover magazines. Root lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
GIANT PEACH YODEL!
By Jan Peck
Illustrated by Barry Root
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus.