A Basket of Plums
by Maud Lindsay
I love the story line linking together the choices of each person and how they affect others.
Beautiful story and illustrations!
This is such a beautifully illustrated story of generosity! I almost didn’t get this picture book for my 6 and 9 year old, but the reviews left me feeling like I had to have this for our home library! It was better than I even expected. Such an amazing story! My kids couldn’t get over how realistic the pictures looked! This is a treasured book for all ages!
A beautiful story for the whole family!
Shortly after purchasing this book, we sat down and read it together as a family. I’m not kidding when I say that EVERYONE enjoyed it. Beautiful pictures and a great story. This one has become a favorite in our home.
A bit on the lengthy side for younger kids but the pictures are great and the story kept the kid’s attention. A very great plotline also. great for vocab building. Recommend
Lovely pictures and message
I love this book, it’s so sweet and just lovely through and through! I think my favorite line is “one pleased is better then two disappointed.” I love the whole message of this book! These are the character traits I want my children soaking up!
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She filled a basket with plums from her plum tree and, covering it over with a white cloth, hung it on her arm. For she said to herself: “There may be those in the world who have apples and need plums.”
In this delightful story, first published in 1915, we meet a kind old woman to whom nothing in the world sounds more delicious than an apple dumpling. She sets out one day with a basket full of plums in search of some apples with which to make her supper. Along the way she meets a colorful assortment of people who make trades with the old woman to help fill their needs, and we learn that when you give selflessly to others, you often end up with what you most desire.
20 pages, hardcover
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