A Basket of Plums

by Maud Lindsay

You may have what someone else needs!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

What a cute little story of helping your neighbor, even when you may not have a lot.

The illustrations are magnificent and help bring the story alive!

Monica C.

It keeps going! It is so fun to read!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

I love how the lady keeps trading until she finally gets her apples for the dumpling.


Delightful story about reaping what you sow

Rated 5 out of 5
April 29, 2021

My children and I really enjoyed this picture book. My eldest is 13 and my youngest is 7, and both boys were intrigued and listened intently. The illustrations in this book are magnificent, and the moral of the story is timeless and heartwarming. Definitely a worthwhile read.

Dora Jacobs

Gorgeous pictures & Wonderful message

Rated 5 out of 5
April 28, 2021

I love reading this book to my kids & they ask to read it again often. The pictures are so detailed and lovely. The story shows the importance of giving and all of the good that comes from sharing with others. I love this book.

Jordan T.

I love this picture book!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 8, 2021

Oh, I love this picture book! This story reminds me of the game Bigger or Better I used to play in youth group. Our lovely protagonist meets lots of interesting characters and makes interesting trades on her quest. Illustrations are beautiful, too.

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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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