Apple Cake: A Recipe for Love

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 26 pages
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In this lovely valentine of a book, Julie Paschkis offers young readers a glimpse of the extraordinary world that can be hidden in the simplest of things. Alfonso loves his colorful, magical existence. He also loves the brilliant, beautiful Ida. But Ida, nose in a book, just doesn’t seem to notice. Can he win her heart with a cake of his own creation if the salt is gathered from the deep blue ocean, the butter from the summer sun, and flour like snowflakes from a night sky? An exquisitely illustrated story about imagination for children, but also a wonderful gift for lovestruck adults. (A treasured family recipe for apple cake included!)


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User Review  - kmjanek - LibraryThing

Highly Recommended Ida is beautiful and brilliant and she loves to read! Nothing is more interesting than her books, not even Alfonso; who really likes Ida. He tries to woo her with flowers, guitar ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Folk like in illustrative rendition, The muted, flat like images are lovely to behold. Avid readers will appreciate this tale of Ida whose first love is books. Nothing can entice her away from a good ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

The award-winning illustrator Julie Paschkis is well loved for her gorgeous folk-art-inspired paintings. She has illustrated many children's books, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor-winning Yellow Elephant . She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her website at .

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