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In Peaches, a hopeful multigenerational story of love and healing from author Gabriele Davis and illustrator Kim Holt, a girl holds her mother’s memory close while carrying on an important family tradition: making peach cobbler together.
Summer Sundays begin with picking.
Rosy-ripe peaches dipping low to the ground,
Sun-warmed and soft like Grandma’s lap.
Side by side with Daddy and Grandma, a young girl is determined to take part in her family’s tradition of baking the perfect peach cobbler—just like her mama used to. From picking fruit to stirring and mixing to kneading the dough, it’s a little bit messy. But with sure hands to guide the girl step-by-step—and her mother’s memory hanging sweet in the air—she has the recipe for making Mama proud.
This warmhearted and ultimately hopeful picture book shows that with a house full of love, everything can feel peach-perfect.
About the Author
Gabriele Davis loves peach cobbler, just like her father before her. In summer, she favors the sweet, zingy taste of ginger peach cobbler. In winter, only soul-soothing, nutmeg-y peach cobbler will do. Gabriele lives, writes, and bakes in the northwest corner of Connecticut. She enjoys creating works that inspire children to laugh, love, and discover their inner strength. Peaches is her debut picture book. Kim Holt has had a passion for art and drawing from an early age and found great inspiration growing up directly across from the Brooklyn Museum. She strives to capture special moments of joy, a positive outlook, wonder, and even quiet struggles in her artwork. Whether young or old, she wants people to see themselves. Kim lives and makes art in the Washington, DC, metro area with her husband and two dogs, Sugar and Spice.