A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 27/01/2015
  $17.59

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book


From highly acclaimed author Jenkins and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Blackall comes a fascinating picture book in which four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history.


In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by an enslaved girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego.


Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries.


Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.

ISBN:
9780375987717
9780375987717
Category:
Early learning: time & seasons
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins has written many acclaimed books for children, including three chapter books about the toys: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. Her picture books include the Sydney Taylor Award-winning All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah, which received four starred reviews; A Greyhound, A Groundhog, which received five starred reviews; Toys Meet Snow, recipient of four starred reviews; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; and two Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books.

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has illustrated several children's books and has also animated for TV. Her books include Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, and Ruby's Wish.

Of Red Butterfly, she says, "It was such a delight to delve into ancient China. From the moment I first read this story, my mind has been dancing with red butterflies and peach blossoms, lotus pools and autumn moons, princesses and secrets." Sophie lives in New York, USA.

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