Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal

Book - 1976
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Caldecott Honor Book

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."
-School Library Journal , starred review.
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1976, c1948
ISBN: 9780670175918
Characteristics: 54 p. : ill


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Apr 06, 2019

'Blueberries for Sal' is a wonderful, timeless story written long ago: 1948! The drawings are soft and sweet.

ArapahoeRachel Oct 13, 2017

This was the first book that I ever bought with my own money. Sal drew me in with her absent-mindedness and her jovial energy.

Apr 02, 2017

We loved reading this together and then my daughters took turns following along with the cd!

cals_kidsbookbuyer Oct 08, 2015

A classic children's story that stands the test of time. Try it out with your kids and I bet they love the story!

PimaLib_KatherineB May 08, 2015

A classic from my childhood and still relevant to children and families today. The illustrations are unique and add to the experience.

Aug 24, 2014

Kuplink! Kuplank! Kuplunk! Blueberries for Sal is the delightful story of Little Sal and Little Bear and their mothers, all gathering blueberries one afternoon on Blueberry Hill. I love that the bears in this story aren't scary or dangerous, just a loving mother and her child trying to eat their fill before winter. Sweet and timeless.

Jun 15, 2012

my daughter and I loved this - reading it was a delight

Jan 22, 2011

I remember checking this out from my school library over and over when I was little.

It's one I like to read to my own kids now :)

Jan 21, 2011

I know it's a classic, but I still wish it could have full-colour illustrations

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PimaLib_KatherineB May 08, 2015

A little girl and a bear cub both get distracted while munching on blueberries. Will they each find the right Mom?

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