Before we eat, many people work very hard-planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, this book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits. This expanded edition of Before We Eat includes back-of-book features about school gardens and the national farm-to-school movement. Fountas & Pinnell Level L
Pat Brisson lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, where she lives with her husband and their four sons. She is the author of the "Kate" books-- Your Best Friend, Kate ; Kate Heads West ; and Kate on the Coast .
Maryann Cocca-Leffler has illustrated many books for children, including Wednesday is SpaghMore about Pat Brisson