Saturdays and Teacakes

Saturdays and Teacakes

by Lester L. Laminack

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Overview

“When I was nine or ten years old I couldn’t wait for Saturdays.”
In this poetic memory, a young boy rides his bicycle every Saturday up and down country roads past farms, a graveyard, and a filling station, until he reaches his beloved Mammaw’s house. She is waiting for him. While she picks tomatoes, he pushes the lawnmower through the dew-wet grass. Afterwards, he always helps her make teacakes from scratch, breaking the eggs and stirring the batter. But the best part, he remembers, is eating the hot, sweet cakes fresh from the oven.
Lester Laminack’s richly detailed prose perfectly portrays the special relationship of a young boy and his grandmother. Set in a small town in the mid-sixties, the story evokes a gentler and more innocent time and place. Award-winning illustrator Chris Soentpiet’s images beautifully capture the simplicity of an earlier time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561455140
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 12
Sales rank: 1,217,933
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina.

Customer Reviews

Saturdays and Teacakes [With CD (Audio)] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
profjanet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous for teaching author's craft. Lester is intentional about the craft he uses and does it so well in this book.
karsenault07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Non-fiction This is as great example of non-fiction because it is a true story about a little boy who would bike over to his Gradma's house on Saturday mornings and spend the whole day with her mowing the lawn and making tea cakes together. The little boy who Maamaaw, (the Grandma) called Buddy would look forward to his Saturday's with his Grandma every week and felt so special that she spent time with just time. Setting: Was beautiful summer time and based in the country hills with fun back windy roads. This was important to the story because it gave the beginning of the story more of a sweet, fun adventure feeling and set up the rest of the book to be non stressful but fun to read. Art Media: Watercolor on 100% rag acid-free paper
gvandevel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells you how one boy bikes to his grandma passing houses and a tank station. When he is at her house then Lester, the author talks about what he would do when he was there.