Independence Cake (Hardcover)
A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown
Schwartz & Wade, 9780385390170, 44pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/9/2017)
Master of the historical fiction picture book Deborah Hopkinson takes us back to late eighteenth-century America and the discombobulated home of Mrs. Bean, mother of six strapping sons, who simply can't manage—until Amelia Simmons arrives and puts things in order. And how well she cooks—everything from flapjacks to bread pudding to pickled cucumbers! She even invents new recipes using American ingredients like winter squash. Best of all, she can bake, and to honor the brand-new president, George Washington, she presents him with thirteen Independence Cakes—one for each colony. "Delicious!" he proclaims. Author's Note and original recipe included!
Praise for Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson:
“Abe Lincoln, a storyteller of great repute, would be hard-pressed to beat Hopkinson’s considerable skills.” —The Horn Book Magazine
Praise for This Is My Dollhouse by Giselle Potter:
"Celebrates the best of free play, capturing what it's like to be fully engaged and inspired." —The New York Times
*“Downright charming watercolor-and-ink illustrations invite close inspection.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
About the Author
Giselle Potter is the author of This Is My Dollhouse, which the New York Times hailed as “celebrat[ing] the best of free play.” She has illustrated many books for children, among them Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She also wrote and illustrated Tell Me What to Dream About. Giselle lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at GisellePotter.com.