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The warm and witty memoirs of big family life on a small Canadian farm at the turn of the century...

Title : Applesauce Needs Sugar
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ISBN : 1839104
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 232 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Applesauce Needs Sugar Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-04-05 01:44

    This was a fantastic read! This follows the life of a Canadian pioneer family working hard to better themselves and put food on the table for their growing family. I found most of the stories had a subtle humor that made me chuckle out loud, namely the ways the industrious mother went about her wild plans all while convincing the father that it was his idea in the first place. ;) This book has an interesting perspective in that it shows a strong-willed, excellent business woman in a time when women had no say, no vote, no property...nothing. I love the relationship portrayed between the parents, not perfect but choosing love...the discipline and well-oiled way the mother runs her big family of eventually 10 has me in awe! :)

  • Alyson
    2019-04-11 02:22

    This book was given to me by a neighbor, with whom I'd recently been discussing favorite books. It was one of her favorites and she thought I'd like to try it. I'm glad she brought it by my house because I'm sure I would never have heard of it if she hadn't.The book,first published in 1952, is about a family coming out of the great depression. It shows the power of a mother and her influence, not only in the home but on the community. Each chapter was a story itself. I very much enjoyed it and appreciated the recommendation. This book was delightful to read.

  • MaryLou Pearce
    2019-04-11 19:20

    This wonderful book was written in 1946 and is the warm and witty memoirs of a big family living on a small Canadian farm at the turn of the century. "Mamma never prayed for anything she could get by her own efforts, or anything we could go without, and even now she didn't pray for bacon or money or fresh mean, or even milk to put on our mush, but she prayed for sugar." It took me a couple of year to track down a copy of this book and it is now a cherished item in my book collection!

  • Shiloah
    2019-03-24 18:35

    I think this is the first book I've ever almost completely identified with the protagonist...all the way down to the number of children she had. There were so many lessons in this book it would make a great read aloud. This is now a classic for our home.

  • Beth Starr
    2019-04-04 22:44

    This is such a fun read. It reminds me a little of Cheaper by the Dozen with the fun and quirkiness of a big family, but in this story Mama is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Amy Cradduck
    2019-03-20 23:19

    Excellent family read aloud!

  • Dani
    2019-03-28 00:27

    Canadian newlyweds try to make their way during the depression in the late 19th century. They start from Ontario, go to Texas then end up in Victoria. The book consists of a collection of short stories published in the 1940's. Not as fun as I had hoped. The wife wasn't the most pleasant of characters (IMO) but I enjoyed reading about early days in my old stomping grounds of Victoria.

  • Christina
    2019-04-05 21:36

    What a fun period piece. It reminded me of Little House on the Prairie from an older perspective. I admired the main character and appreciated that she was as deeply flawed as the rest of us. Slice of life stories like this one remind me that we need to ask our parents and grandparents and other older relatives for their funny and memorable stories.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-08 22:45

    For those who read and enjoyed Laura Ingalls Wilder books, this will touch off a bout of nostalgia for a time where hard work and moral fiber were attributes for the strong, not characteristics of the less clever

  • Esther May
    2019-04-16 23:44

    This is a great bunch of stories about a strong woman who lives through some hard times. I enjoyed seeing how she made it through. It was a quick, good, fun read and I think that some of the stories have changed me a little. At least I hope they have.

  • Charlotte
    2019-03-31 02:28

    I liked it. It's a good book for figuring out that you can do things even if they see impossible. It's probably good for any age, but as an adult, it's inspiring.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-26 23:23

    I gobbled this book down in one day. It was an easy fun entertaining read. True story of a family from Canada living in the turn of the century trying to make ends meet with a very large family.

  • Vivian
    2019-04-14 21:16

    One of my favorite books. Features a stellar mother.