A Pioneer Girl Learns to Cook: Apple Pie & Biscuits by Amber Richards

4.5 star rating children educational book

A pioneer girl learns to cook: apple pie & biscuits

This is an educational book about the life of a pioneer girl, the process she had in learning to cook and other aspects of pioneer life. It’s written mainly for girls between the ages of 8 – 13, depending on the reading levels and interests of the individual. There are pictures in this short chapter book of pioneer life to help visualize the times. 

It’s a realistic look at life, tools, and equipment used in pioneer days, obtaining food ingredients, and how they kept food safe with no refrigeration. My hope as an author was to help girls to connect with, and get a feel for life in early American history in an engaging way. Differences are highlighted between pioneer life and modern life today.

The book ends with a project for girls to try to duplicate, with an adults’ assistance, the process of making an apple pie and biscuits, including a recipe for both. This would also make a great homeschool project. 

Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / General

Language: English

Keywords: pioneer girl, cook, apple pie, biscuits, American history, historic, pioneer life, educational

Word Count: 3049

Sales info:

This currently is available only in ebook and usually sells between 5- 15 copies per month.  I plan to have it available in print in the next couple of months.

I will be also making this into a paperback edition through Babelcube (hopefully more commissions for your work you do once), and will set up a landing page for this book and promote it (as with all my books)

4.5 star rating with reviewers.  

Ages 6 - 12.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Sample text:

Life was so different for a pioneer family in American history than it is today.  It would probably be very hard for people today, to go back to living how the pioneers did. Many people still like to cook today. Cooking all your own meals used to be a lot more popular when our mothers and grandmothers were growing up, but even then, people still usually bought a lot of things at the store.

Pioneer people not only cooked almost everything they ate, they grew almost everything they made too. Most of their ingredients were homemade. Many pioneer families didn’t live close enough to a store to buy ingredients readily, or they only visited a store a few times a year to stock up on a few basic items. Some had to travel a great distance by horse and wagon to even get to a store. 

There were no cars, trucks or tractors, only horses and wagons or buggies for transportation. No electricity was available, so that meant no lights, refrigerators or anything we use today that runs on electricity. They used candles and oil lamps for light.  There were no TVs, radios, computers, phones, cell phones, or many of the things that make up modern life, as we know it.

Today, people can pop pies into the microwave and serve them hot right away. Pioneers, on the other hand, didn’t have microwaves and couldn’t buy ready-made pies or many of the ingredients to make these baked foods.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Muhammad Siddique Sajid
Author review:
He did an amazing job translating my work in a timely manner. Highly recommend!
Already translated. Translated by Thomas GANICHOT
Author review:
Did a great job, good communication and worked quickly.
Already translated. Translated by Susanna Littke
Author review:
Susanna did such a great job and great at communication through out the process. Highly recommend!
Already translated. Translated by Grazia Geminiani
Already translated. Translated by Ligia Assuncao
Already translated. Translated by Ivan García Safont

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