A 29 minute video production, narrated by noted Folk Musician Margaret MacArthur and Sugarmaker Frank Dodge. A great videotape for school and family viewing.
The story of Maple Sugaring is about more than maple production. It's about people - from the early times of the Northeastern North Americans, to the European Colonists, to those who today work with the land and nature in a time-honored way, harvesting and processing the product of a phenomenon that occurs in just one region of the world for only a brief time each year. The yield is a pure, natural delicacy cherished for its unique flavor, and its ability to provide special joy at the end of long cold winters, heralding the arrival of spring. It's about industry, purity, tradition, evolution of technology, ecological problems and a host of other topics and concepts connected with the world in which we live.
What the reviewers say:
"Crystalline footage from the snowy Vermont hills reveals the enduring excitement of tapping and the anticipation of sweet products emerging......Booklist, American Library Association
. . ."highly recommended for all ages. Although its focus is regional, it would make a fine introduction to past American lifestyles" J. Scholtz, Video Rating Guide for Libraries
. . ."Interesting, informative and pleasant to watch" E. Rubin, School Library Journal
$29.95 Postpaid in the U.S.A. and Canada. Addional charges to other international locations.
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90 Pages, Soft Cover, Spiral Bound Book
Comments about the Maple Sugaring Story Guide:
". . . one of the best guides of its type I have ever seen." A School Librarian
". . . so easy to use!" A Park Educator/Naturalist
". . . I love the reprodicible pages." A Teacher
". . . a useful resource for home schoolers" A Home School Coordinator
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$5.50 postpaid in U.S.A. Additional charges may apply for shipping to international locations.