Blueberry Jam

by Eva Hornyak



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/5/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781425154936

About the Book

Izzy complains to her mother how store-bought jam doesn't taste as good as her grandmother's. Izzy's mother, Evi, tells her about her childhood memory when she and her two brothers picked blueberries for their Oma at their cottage in the Laurentian mountains in Quebec. Evi wondered why they had to pick so many. Oma was going to cook blueberry jam. The tedious process began. Evi was inquisitive from the start to the finish of this enormous job. The best part of making blueberry jam was tasting the leftover jelly that was in the bowl. The tradition lives on when it's Izzy's turn to help her grandmother transform the berries she picked into jam. Izzy watches the process with wonder. The final moment arrives. She is ready for the taste test. When the jam slithers down her throat, Izzy emphatically announces that NOBODY BUT NOBODY MAKES BLUEBERRY JAM LIKE HER GRANDMA.

About the Author

Eva Hornyak was born in Montreal, Quebec. She spent her early years vacationing with her grandmother and two brothers in the Laurentian Mountains. She values the lessons and traditions learned from her Oma. Eva graduated from College with strengths in Office Administration, Psychology, Music and Sociology. She taught piano lessons to grade school children for ten years. She began creating stories when her two children were in secondary school. She graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature, in West Redding CT. and has devoted herself to writing. She centers her stories on traditions and customs from long-ago, rekindling the generational bonds between grandparents, parents and their children. Eva lives with her husband Stephen in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.