Julia, Child by Kyo MaclearJulia, Child by Kyo Maclear

Julia, Child

byKyo MaclearIllustratorJulie Morstad

Hardcover | July 8, 2014

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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.
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...
Title:Julia, ChildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.63 × 9 × 0.37 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770494499

ISBN - 13:9781770494497


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Illustrations are Compelling Thought the illustrations were lovely. The story fell a little short.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! Cute whimsical book for kids. I was drawn to the pictures over the story line but great to feature a famous woman in a kids book. Will be trying to fit into my classroom for a read aloud for sure.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LGBT book For those of you this is an LGBT book, there is a pride rainbow throughout the book as well as a dinner table with many guests with two men with their arms around one another. I think it should be labeled on the cover that its LGBT.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bon Appétit I love the flair of the two main characters, Julia and Simca, both very good friends. They are upbeat, creative and modern and do not want to get sucked into the every day, mundane world of the average, robotic, grown-up that surrounds them. They love to experiment and cook with food and take the love of food to a whole new level. The adults seem to go through life forgetting the importance of living it to its fullest. They are big, busy people who are worried, harried and do not remember how to play, relax and have have fun anymore. They wander around in a robotic, trance-like fashion and are not grateful or happy. Both girls decide to prepare a feast for them that will re-instate all the wonderment of their childhood and turn these zombie-like people into fun-loving "youngsters" once again. The elegant meal they prepare is fit for royalty and the adult commoners are drawn in from the street by the sight, sound and taste of the elegant food being prepared. Then during the meal everything takes a drastic turn for the worst. Bedlam breaks out at this chic banquet and overtakes the once mannerly diners, turning them into an uncontrollable, ungrateful and greedy mob. How the girl's handle this situation and bring calm once again is pure genius. This book is a celebration of fine, mouth-watering cuisine. We can master the art of not becoming a dull, boring adult and learn to embrace life, enjoy each other's company and have a very good time with each other in the process. The illustrations are whimsical and fun and they drive the text perfectly. Bien manger mes infants! Le dîner set servi!
Date published: 2014-04-10

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Julia, Child:"Julia, Child is not only a book about the joy of cooking, but the wonder of childhood, and, like the best cooking, is meant to be savored.... I guarantee it'll leave you hungry." --The National Post"Maclear works in a genre that I believe she has invented: the fictional childhood anecdote of a famous person." --Quill & Quire"... a lighthearted ... allegory about inspiration and its gifts. Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table." --Kirkus Reviews"If the combination of Canadian gems Julie Morstad and Kyo Maclear doesn't fill your heart with joy I don't know what will." --Vikki VanSickle, author of If I Had a Gryphon"Toronto-based author Kyo Maclear presents a story that celebrates the joy of eating, the art of having a good time and the importance of never fully growing up." --West of the City"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 [...] a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter." --49th Shelf (blog)