Partridgeberry, Redberry, Lingonberry, Too

Written by Ellen Bryan Obed
Illustrated by Jerry Stelmok
Boulder Publications

With whimsy and wordplay, yet holding firmly to science, Partridgeberry, Redberry, Lingonberry, Too takes the reader into a partridgeberry patch in Newfoundland and Labrador for a first-ever look at the seasons of the moth (Grapholita libertina), the seasons of the partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), and the seasons of the people who harvest it. The story is told by the moth that spends part of its life as a larva feeding inside this beautiful fruit.

Did you know that when you are eating Lingonberry Cake, you are also eating Partridgeberry Cake, Redberry Cake, Mountain Cranberry Cake, Lowbush Cranberry Cake, and Foxberry Cake?
Illustrations by Jerry Stelmok. ©Boulder Publications.

PRAISE FOR Partridgeberry, Redberry, Lingonberry, Too

“The tone of the book is conversational and light-hearted, with scientific information being presented in clear, simple language. Blocks of text are small and interspersed with beautiful photographs (Brian Bursey), whimsical illustrations by Jerry Stelmok and heart-warming artwork by Newfoundland and Labrador children. The entire lay-out of the book is a treat to the eye.”
~ Stella Walsh, Contributing Writer for, October 13, 2008