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Julia, Child

by Kyo Maclear
Illustrator Julie Morstad

Tundra | July 8, 2014 | Hardcover |

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Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter -- and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child -- a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770494499

ISBN - 13: 9781770494497

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– More About This Product –

Julia, Child

by Kyo Maclear
Illustrator Julie Morstad

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770494499

ISBN - 13: 9781770494497

From the Publisher

Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter -- and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child -- a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter.

About the Author

Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include Spork, Mr. Flux and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General''s Literary Award for Illustration, Canada''s most prestigious children''s book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children. Visit her online at kyomaclearkids.com.

Julie Morstad is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most recent book for children, How To, marks her authorial debut, and has received starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal and Quill & Quire, as well as a Governor General''s award nomination. Books she has illustrated for children include When You Were Small, recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; When I Was Small, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children''s Literature Prize; and Singing Away the Dark, which was shortlisted for a number of children''s literature prizes.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Kyo Maclear:

"Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unncessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb." - Starred review, Kirkus Reviews (Virginia Wolf)

"Parents will enjoy sharing this book with their sometimes ''wolfish'' children." - Starred review, School Library Journal (Virigina Wolf)

". . . an ambitious story about girlish blues, sisterly differences and the healing power of art . . ." - New York Times (Virigina Wolf)

"While some picture-book tales have difficulty promoting the ''different can be good'' message without slipping into deep didacticism, Maclear''s text feels nearly effortless. The inanimate-object identification also pairs brilliantly with Arsenault''s melding of mixed media and digital art." - Starred review, Kirkus Reviews (Spork)

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