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Alligator Arrived With Apples

A Potluck Alphabet Feast

Illustrated by Jose Aruego

About The Book

There's going to be a feast! And everyone is here with food from A to Z! There is Elderberry Elixir from Elephant and Mocha Mousse made by Mouse. By the time Zebra Zips in with his Zaftig Zucchini, there will be enough food to feed a zoo! So come and join the party and don't forget your appetite!

About The Author

Crescent Dragonwagon’s books for children include Half a Moon and One Whole Star and Home Place. She’s also the author of several novels, a book of poetry, and cookbooks, such as Passionate Vegetarian. With her late husband Ned Shank, she is the cofounder of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where she lives. You can also visit her at Dragonwagon.com, where the weather is whatever you'd like it to be.

About The Illustrator

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together—he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 30, 1987)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780027330908
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD340L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)

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