Minette's Feast

The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

By Susanna Reich; Amy Bates (Illustrator)
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781419701771, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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Description
"Minette's Feast" introduces the iconic American chef Julia Child to a new audience of young readers through the story of her spirited cat, Minette, whom Julia adopted when living in Paris. While Julia is in the kitchen learning to master delicious French dishes, the only feast Minette is truly interested in is that of fresh mouse This lively story is complete with an author's note, a bibliography, and actual quotations from Julia Child and comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of her birth.
Praise for "Minette's Feast"
Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids. "The Atlantic"
This charming portrait... "Publishers Weekly"
"A delectable tale about Julia Child discovering her culinary calling in Paris...This book is a charmer to share aloud with young people who enjoy a well-paced story and with cat lovers and food lovers of any age."
"Horn Book"
"A charming picture book."
"The New York Times "Sunday Book Review
"Amy Bates uses pencil and watercolor to crate artwork that is as playful as Minette the cat."
"Library Media Connection"
STARRED REVIEWS
A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. "Magnifique" "Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"Bates illustrations work marvelously well with this charming conceit."
"Booklist," starred review
"Reich's internal rhymes make the proceedings feel festive, while her overall prose conveys Julia's seriousness of purpose. The smooth flow of her narrative belies the impressive amount of research she undertook to relate actual conversations and events...Discover: A delectable banquet that charts Julia Child's culinary progress through the eyes of her cat, Minette."
"Shelf Awareness," starred review
...feast for the senses "School Library Journal," starred review
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Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book



About the Author
Susanna Reich is the author of "Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso, " which was named an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. A former professional dancer, Ms. Reich lives with her family in Ossining, New York.

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