Julia, Child

Hardcover | July 8, 2014

byKyo MaclearIllustratorJulie Morstad

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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.

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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 complete...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.56 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770494499

ISBN - 13:9781770494497

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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