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Saturdays and teacakes

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When I was nine or ten years old I couldn't wait for Saturdays. I got up early, dressed, and rolled my bicycle out of the garage. So begins author Lester Laminack's poetic memory of the adult who made him feel incredibly special-his grandmother. Every Saturday, the narrator, a young boy, rides his bicycle up and down country roads past farms, a graveyard, and a filling station, until he reaches his beloved Mammaw's house. She is waiting for him. While she picks tomatoes, he pushes the lawnmower through the dew-wet grass. Afterwards, he always helps her make teacakes from scratch, breaking the eggs and stirring the batter. But the best part, he remembers, is eating the hot, sweet cakes fresh from the oven. Children will understand the special relationship of the narrator and his grandmother. Set in a small town in the Leave It to Beaver days of the mid-sixties, the story evokes a gentler and more innocent time and place. Young readers will almost hear the sounds of bicycle wheels on gravel and the criiick-craaack-criiick of a metal glider in Laminack's richly detailed prose. Award-winning illustrator Chris Soentpiet's images beautifully capture the relationship and the place, perfectly depicting the simplicity of an earlier time.
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Level 4.3, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 630L
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Grouped Work ID bb43fed3-9644-5530-b8c1-b37f7b53c6bf
Grouping Title saturdays and teacakes
Grouping Author laminack lester l
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-16 23:17:11PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-18 01:48:09AM

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author Laminack, Lester L., 1956-
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display_description A young boy remembers the Saturdays when he was nine or ten and he would ride his bicycle to his Ma'am-maw's house, where they spent the day together mowing the lawn, picking vegetables, eating lunch, and making delicious, sweet teacakes.
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subject_facet Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Saturdays and teacakes
title_full Saturdays and teacakes / story by Lester Laminack ; paintings by Chris Soentpiet
title_short Saturdays and teacakes
topic_facet Grandmothers