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Paperback: $8.95

Hardcover: out of stock


George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

By Gaylia Taylor
Illustrated by Frank Morrison

Growing up in the 1830s in Saratoga Springs, New York, isn't easy for George Crum. Picked on at school because of the color of his skin, George escapes into his favorite pastimes — hunting and fishing.

Soon George learns to cook too, and as a young man he lands a job as chef at the fancy Moon's Lake House. George loves his work, except for the fussy customers, who are always complaining! One hot day George's patience boils over, and he cooks up a potato dish so unique it changes his life forever.

Readers will delight in this spirited story of the invention of the potato chip — one of America's favorite snack foods. George Crum and the Saratoga Chip is a testament to human ingenuity, and a tasty slice of culinary history.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Gaylia Taylor - Author

was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a retired Reading Recovery® teacher who is pursuing a full-time career writing children’s books. She is the author of Bebop Books’ Family Picnic, The Dashiki, and First Day at School. LEE & LOW's George Crum and the Saratoga Chip was her first picture book. When she isn’t writing, Gaylia loves to travel. Taylor lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.

Thumb_frank_morrison Frank Morrison

is the illustrator of several award-winning books published by LEE & LOW BOOKS. He has also received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration for Jazzy Miz Mozetta. His artwork is included in many private collections, including those of Bill Cosby and Maya Angelou. Morrison lives with his family in Hampton, Georgia. To find out more about Frank Morrison, visit his Web site: www.morrisongraphics.com

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ISBN

Paperback: 9781600606564

Hardcover: 9781584302551

Awards

Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist
Texas Library Association (TLA)

Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education

Distinguished Children's Biography List
Cleveland Public Library

Guided Reading:

Q

Lexile:

AD910L

Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 5

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 4

Themes

Nonfiction, Occupations, Native American Interest, Imagination, Food, Families, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, African/African American Interest, Biracial Interest

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