Eat Rutabagas!

By Jerry Apps

Hardcover: $10.00

ISBN: 978-1-930596-08-5

28 pages, color illustrations, 8 x .03 x 8


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Jerry's dad knows that no one can resist the taste of breaking ground rutabagas. This story for young readers follows Jerry and his dad as they plant, harvest and sell the cream of the rutabaga crop.

This picture-book-style bedtime tale is published by The Guest Cottage, Inc., and distributed by Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Discover Jerry Apps's nonfiction titles for adults here!

Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than twenty-five books, many of them on rural history and country life. Jerry's nonfiction books include "Every Farm Tells a Story," "Living a Country Year," "When Chores Were Done," "Humor from the Country," "Country Ways and Country Days," "Ringlingville USA," "Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses" and "Barns of Wisconsin." He has written two novels, "The Travels of Increase Joseph" and "In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story." He received the 2007 Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the 2007 Notable Wisconsin Author Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, about two miles from the land that is the subject of "Old Farm." He and his family have owned their farm, Roshara, since 1966, and he and his wife, Ruth, continue to live there part time. Once a small dairy farm, the property is now a tree farm with an ongoing prairie renovation. Check out his latest book, "Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy's Reflection on Water". Discover more books by Jerry Apps on the Jerry Apps author page!

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