The Strawberry Promise

by Patricia Clark Smith & Illustrated by Amy L.A. Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781490749884
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781490749891

About the Book

The Strawberry Promise is a delightful story about little Isabella’s family tradition of picking strawberries each June and making strawberry jam. At four years old, Isabella could not wait for her mother, grandmother, and two aunts to meet at the Pick’n Patch, pick quarts of strawberries, and bring them home to make strawberry jam together. Hearing about the threat of rain, Isabella worries that the strawberry picking and jamming will be cancelled. Children and adults will enjoy reading about the making of jam using freshly picked strawberries, putting the jam into sterilized jars to preserve for the winter, and the tradition Isabella inherited from her mother, grandmother, aunts, great grandmother, and great-great-grandmother started over a century ago on the Twomey family farm in Calverton, Long Island, New York.

About the Author

About the Author: Patricia Clark Smith, author of The Strawberry Promise and retired Connecticut educator, lives in Connecticut with her husband. She enjoys babysitting her two grandchildren; gardening; holding family celebrations; spending summer vacations in Baiting Hollow, Long Island, New York; art and writing. In addition to The Strawberry Promise, she has published four other children’s books (The Secret of Baiting Hollow, Baiting Hollow: A Time of Enchantment, Little Lillie’s Mermaid Day, and The Garden Party). Pat was the editor of two of Mollie Wilson’s books, Santa’s Hat and Anchors Away!, and the illustrator for Kelly Smith Papa’s book, Isabella’s Blizzard Party. About the Illustrator: Amy L. A. Smith illustrated The Strawberry Promise during her recent visit to Ireland with her aunt as a Christmas gift for her mother. Amy’s passion and work in the arts are sparked by her family’s faith and creativity. Through Amy’s artistic life journey, A.L.A.S. Art (Always Laughing! Always Smiling!), she shares the peace of her heart.