From a patch of wheatgrass in his backyard, award-winning filmmaker George Levenson takes readers on a tour of bread made from scratch. A thresher, a grinder, and finally a doughy combination of flour, water, yeast, and oil combine to make a freshly baked loaf of whole wheat bread. With energetic, poetic text and vivid photographs, the creative team behind PUMPKIN CIRCLE: THE STORY OF A GARDEN shows children that there’s a lot more to this kitchen staple than they might expect.
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“This book is so clear and so beautifully expressed, its message of love and food literacy will become a part of the lives of all who read it, regardless of their age.” –Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and Pretend Soup
“A wonderful way to introduce children to bread. George Levenson connects food and nature in an enchanting and essential way.” —Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse
“Bread Comes to Life captures in simple yet profound images, the wonder, beauty, and, yes, magic of the humble yet majestic journey from wheat to eat.” –Peter Reinhart, award-winning author of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice