: , 1994. Item #04000
A Bright, Sunny Original Watercolor
Beautifully Framed and Matted
PRICEMAN, Marjorie, artist. [Figures on a Boat]. From How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World. [n.p.], 1994.
Original watercolor, signed "MP" on lower right-hand corner.
Image size: 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 248 x 273 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size: 15 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; 387 x 412 mm.).
A fun and energetic illustration depicting a scene on a boat, from the book, How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World. Beautifully framed with ablue and white striped fabric mat and light pink ribbon border. This illustration has been cropped down from the original two page spread - the cropped area has been attached to the back of the frame.
Marjorie A. Priceman is an American writer and illustrator of more than thirty children's picture books including two Caldecott Honor Books (runners-up for the Caldecott Medal). Her first book, Friend or Frog, was published in 1989, soon after her graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design. Priceman's books are known for their bright watercolors, free-flowing lines and whimsical spirit. One of her most popular books is Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!, a recipient of the Honor.
Priceman's 1994 work, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, introduces a young girl who wants to make an apple pie but does not have what she needs at home. Though the stores are closed, the young baker refuses to give up; instead, she travels around the world to gather the necessary ingredients. She journeys to Italy to find wheat for the flour, to France to get a chicken's eggs, to Sri Lanka for cinnamon from the bark of a tree, to England for the milk of a cow, to Jamaica for sugar cane, and to Vermont for tart, ripe apples. The book includes a recipe, enabling ambitious readers to make a pie along with the story's protagonist. This book is still in print and has sold over 350,000 copies. It has received a variety of awards and is used frequently in schools.