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Fannie in the Kitchen
The Whole Story From Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements (with audio recording)
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About The Book
Marcia was trying to help her mama. So maybe balancing on top of a tower of chairs to dip candles wasn't such a good idea. And perhaps her biscuits worked better as doorstops than dessert. Still, does her mama really need to hire a mother's helper?
Then Fannie Farmer steps into their kitchen, and all of a sudden the biscuits are dainty and the griddle cakes aren't quite so...al dente. As Fannie teaches Marcia all about cooking, from how to flip a griddle cake at precisely the right moment to how to determine the freshness of eggs, Marcia makes a wonderful new friend.
Here's the story "from soup to nuts" -- delightfully embellished by Deborah Hopkinson -- of how Fannie Farmer invented the modern recipe and created one of the first and best-loved American cookbooks. Nancy Carpenter seamlessly incorporates vintage engravings into her pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations, deliciously evoking the feeling of a time gone by.
About The Illustrator
Nancy Carpenter is the acclaimed illustrator of Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Hunt, Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine, Fannie in the Kitchen, and Loud Emily, among other books. Her works have garnered many honors, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at NancyCarpenter.website.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442484597
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Awards and Honors
- ABA Pick of the Lists
- Publishers Weekly Best Books
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Fannie in the Kitchen Enhanced eBook 9781442484597
- Author Photo (jpg): Deborah Hopkinson Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
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