Sugarbush Spring

written by Marsha Wilson Chall, illustrated by Jim Daly

A young girl tells of making maple syrup with her grandfather using the old bucket-drop method of gathering sap.

It's sugarbush spring--time to tap the trees, prepare the bottles, then gather round the cook fire to roast marshmallows and tell stories while the cold sap heats through, thickens, and boils to make maple syrup. The nearly photographic illustrations are detailed, brightly colored, double-page oil paintings.