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How Do Apples Grow?

How Do Apples Grow?

by Betsy Maestro Illustrated by Giulio Maestro

Have you ever eaten part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple!

Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit —ready for you to pick!

Describes the life cycle of an apple from its initial appearance as a spring bud to that point in time when it becomes a fully ripe fruit. This carefully detailed presentation of how "fruit comes from flowers", from winter's snow-covered buds through pollination and growth to ripening and harvest.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
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About the Author and Illustrator

Betsy Maestro Betsy and Giulio Maestro have collaborated on more than 50 books for children.
Giulio Maestro Giulio Maestro often works in collaboration with his wife, writer Betsy Maestro, and has also published several riddle books with their son, Marco Maestro.

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