The Mighty Asparagus (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))

The Mighty Asparagus (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))The Mighty Asparagus Radunsky, Vladimir LivresNotRetrouvez The Mighty Asparagus et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion The Mighty Asparagus by Vladimir Radunsky Long ago in Italy, a mighty asparagus grew smack dab in front of the king s castle Was the king happy about it No The asparagus had to go The MightyePUB #215But how does a king reason with an asparagus of such stature With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Vladimir Radunsky tells the uproarious tale of an almost immovable vegetable Drawing on Italian Renaissance art, the esteemed artistThe Mighty Asparagus Author V RadunskyNotRetrouvez The Mighty Asparagus Author V Radunsky Mayet des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou doccasion The Mighty Asparagus, Plus Recipe Max Sports Asparagus is a great source of B vitamins, including vitamin B thiamin , B, niacin, choline, vitamin B, folic acid and pantothenic acid B vitamins help your body transform the energy you get from food into adenosine triphosphate ATP , the kind of energy your cells need to keep everything from your brain cells to your nerve cells in tip top shape At only aboutcalories per cup, asparagus serves uppercent The Mighty Asparagus Proud Italian Cook In a bowl add your Chevre cheese,Tbl of the vinaigrette and toss gently all your asparagus until well coated Add your greens and hazelnuts, radishes andvinaigrette to taste, toss it all gently until coated Garnish with the prosciutto chips on top This should serveorvery happy people The Mighty Asparagus EdibleBerkshires An avid Great Barrington gardener, who wishes to remain unnamed, relishes her asparagus harvest She has family in Germany and embraces their enthusiasm for the mighty asparagus The lore in Germany is that asparagus picked in the morning is all devoured by lunchtime Our mystery gardener eats asparagus for every meal for an entire month imagine fresh asparagus omelets, lunchtime asparagus salads and the traditional German asparagus The Mighty Asparagus Veggie of the Month Farm Many vegetables start to make an appearance about now onions, leeks, mushrooms, garlic, etc but The Mighty Asparagus is King or Queen but we ll get to that later The Asparagus plant has one of the longest growing periods of any vegetable, needing years to build well established roots It will grow just about anywhere that has a freezing cold winter or dry season You can start a plant from seed The Mighty ASPARAGUS Bloggers Fitness Advice That s Right It s asparagus Anyone who has dieted before has likely heard about the mighty Asparagus This spring veggie, also known as Sparrow Grass to some, has many health benefits Including keeping your brain safe, being a natural diuretic, and may even fight CANCER BENEFITS Asparagus is loaded with vitamin K Great for the heart The Mighty Asparagus By Vladimir Radunsky mighty Asparagus Has Struck Out The Story Behind The May th,Mighty Asparagus Has Struck Out The Story Behind The Stockton Ports Written By Paul Caputo Saturday March Stockton California Is The Asparagus Capital Of The World THE MIGHTY ASPARAGUS INDIEBOUND APRIL TH,LONG AGO IN ITALY A MIGHTY ASPARAGUS GREW SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF THE KING S The Mighty Asparagus, Plus Recipe Pageof Put asparagus into a large skillet of salted, boiling water Return to a boil boil until tender crisp, aboutminutesDrain well spread on paper towel to cool Cut intoinch lengths reserveIn a small saucepan, bring broth to a simmer reduce to lowest heat possible to keep warmIn a large saucepan, saute shallot over medium heat in olive oil until soft, aboutminutes.

Born in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Vladimir Radunsky migrated to the United States in , when he was still a relatively young man Since then he has become well known for his brightly colored artwork and dynamic collages Among the many children's books he has illustrated are the Candlewick Press titles HOWDI DO, BLING BLANG, and MY The Mighty ePUB DOLLY, in which his vibrant images bring to life the nurser.

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  • Hardcover
  • 34 pages
  • The Mighty Asparagus (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))
  • Vladimir Radunsky
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 9780152167431

10 thoughts on “The Mighty Asparagus (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))

  1. Lisa Vegan says:

    I greatly appreciate the attempt made here, but it ended up not quite working for me, especially because I didn’t find the end at all satisfying.

    First the good: The illustrations are fabulous, looking as though they’re from 400 years ago when this story takes place. It is cute, especially the little side note about children not usually liking asparagus. I love the author/illustrator’s sense of humor, which spills over to the title page, the author’s bio, everywhere really.

    But, the not so good (for me): No real ending. Did the princess eat the asparagus or did something else happen? The “moral(s)” felt weak to me; the way it was done I didn’t find compelling or interesting.

    In the interest of full disclosure: I’ve always liked asparagus, ever since I first tasted it when I was a child. So, I thought I’d be particularly partial to this book.

    However, the excellent illustrations and the nearly constant humor weren’t sufficient to make me really like this book. I liked it though and I’m glad I read it. Rather strange and I craved a better resolution.

    I want to say that I suspect most readers will like it much better than I did.

  2. Jane says:

    Ahh, this is one of those picture books with special appeal for adults. Why? Because the witty and wise Vladimir Radunsky has grounded his story in Italian quattrocento art. A total pleasure, seeing how seamlessly he incorporates works by Mantegna, Verocchio and more into this wonderful story.

  3. Misbah says:

    Lol, I didn't get that this story was supposed to be inspirational until I read the sleeve... and I only read the sleeve cuz I was like what the he'll did I just read.
    There's a huge asparagus coming out of the ground and everyone wants to pull it out of the ground for one reason or another. In the end they do. That's the while story.

  4. Roger says:

    I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. Clever concept and the artwork was interesting. But I wasn’t drawn in enough by either the story or illustrations to want to re-read it

  5. Doris Smith says:

    Illustrator makes his art in this fun picture book based on famous Italian artists with apologies

  6. Dorothy Enders says:

    I was intrigued by the title of this story because asparagus is one of the main sides that my family and I eat on a weekly basis. Everyone in my family likes asparagus with the exception of my middle son Nathan. He usually asks the very familiar question that many children ask as soon as they get home from school "What's for dinner?" On the evenings that we are having asparagus, Nathan always groans his usual groan that indicates his unhappiness.

    The end pages or end papers of this picture book are like none I have ever seen. The font is fancy and written sideways on the pastedown. The story of The Mighty Asparagus begins here on these pages. There is small text at the bottom of the end page that states "Ages 5 to 9 and on and on" I found this to be humorous and unique. I thought that the author's humor came out in full force.

    The title page is also full of unique characteristics such as the fancy font and an arrow pointing to the publisher and the following statement "These are the people who made sure that everything in the story makes sense, checked the grammar, verified that all pictures are printed nicely, and all because they also believe that this story is true."

    If you enjoy Italian Renaissance art, you will really like this book. It is full of vivid and colorful pictures that create such a meaningful experience for the reader.

    You must read this book in order to learn about the battle of The Mighty Asparagus. Will the king get his way and get rid of the awful asparagus or will the queen be allowed to keep what she believes is mighty beautiful object.

    This is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and well worth the time to read and enjoy with family, friends and/or students.

  7. Michelle says:

    There is a huge asparagus growing in the kingdom, and the king wants to get rid of it, but nothing will bring it down! They get the royal knight and the royal rhino, but only the smallest creature in the kingdom can make a difference. This is a variation on the Russian tale of The Turnip.
    Done with a cut out renaissance characters, the main ones having a caricature look, this is a very original and interestingly set up book. There are several interactive fold out pages (because one page cannot correctly convey the size of the asparagus). And the narrator puts some clever quips in as an outside spectator of the story.
    This is horrible of me, but I feel like in the wrong setting (and a high school English class would be the wrong setting) this could be inappropriately interpreted with sexual themes ( I mean the princess and the asparagus, high school boys will go to town on some of that). While this book was creatively done, what with the cut out renaissance figures and the foldaway pages, even clever intrusions from an unseen narrator, I still didn't like it, and wouldn't use it in my class. The pictures were distracting and grotesque enough to bother me. The story was..........dumb. I don't know how else to say it. I got to the end and had the feeling of, that's it? What a waste of my time; nothing happened! I can't think of any age group that would be entertained, or that would learn a valuable lesson from this. At most I think people would laud it for the originality of its art, if not for its beauty.

  8. Karah Webb says:

    Radunsky has created a very humorous book about a giant asparagus that grew overnight in a town 400 years ago. While reading this book, I found myself chuckling over the funny commentary Rudunsky made during the story. This odd book is about how a king wants to take down a very, very large asparagus, but he cannot budge the giant vegetable. He even tries to get a very mean rhino, a knight, his wife, and his daughter to help move it. With all of them pulling, the asparagus did not move one little bit. When the king asks his mother what to do, she tells him to tie the tiny little bird to the asparagus, and the fuss would be over, and that is what happened.
    I'm not too sure if I liked this book that much because it was a little confusing and hard to follow along because the text was kind of all over the place. It was a very interesting, and silly story, but not one of my favorites. The illustrations were also interesting, with the use of real picture clippings and painted work. In all, this book was just very silly.

  9. Sarah says:

    The first Library of Congress classification thingy for this book is: Asparagus-Fiction. That's pretty terrific and the story and illustrations are just as outstanding and original. There's a nice moral to the tale and it is bizarre enough to capture the imagination of the most ADHD child around. It's a book about a mighty asparagus. Really, does anything else need to be said to recommend it?

  10. Kristy Mcghee says:

    The illustrations are just beautiful. This book can be used for critical practices. It really draws the reader in with the words. As a teacher you can question students as to why the author choose to use the language he used.

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