The Apple Argument, Jane Yolen
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The Apple Argument

Author: Jane Yolen

Unabridged: 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Publisher: Lerner

Published: 05/07/2024


In the Garden of Eden, as soon as God buried Vegetables in the ground, and put Fruits on trees and vines, the Fruits began to argue among themselves. "I am hardiest,” said Apple. "I am sweetest," said Grape. "Enough!" said God, sending two caretakers to the Garden. "Eat me!" the Fruits called to the caretakers. "Listen to the Fruits," the snake hissed. Wanting things to be easy was the first real problem in the Garden. It was much easier for the caretakers to pick the Fruits than to dig up the Vegetables, so the caretakers listened to the snake. One of the lessons of this story: Gardening always begins with hard work.