Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

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Abrams, Oct 5, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Minette’s Feast introduces the iconic American chef Julia Child to a new audience of young readers through the story of her spirited cat, Minette, whom Julia adopted when living in Paris. While Julia is in the kitchen learning to master delicious French dishes, the only feast Minette is truly interested in is that of fresh mouse! This lively story is complete with an author’s note, a bibliography, and actual quotations from Julia Child and comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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DIV “Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids.†?/div DIV —The Atlantic/div
DIV “This charming portrait...†?/div DIV —Publishers Weekly/div
"A delectable tale about Julia Child discovering her culinary calling in Paris...This book is a charmer to share aloud with young people who enjoy a well-paced story and with cat lovers and food lovers of any age."
Horn Book

"A charming picture book."
The New York Times Sunday Book Review

"Amy Bates uses pencil and watercolor to crate artwork that is as playful as Minette the cat."
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STARRED REVIEWS
DIV “A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. Magnifique!†?/div DIV —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Bates’ illustrations work marvelously well with this charming conceit."
Booklist, starred review

"Reich's internal rhymes make the proceedings feel festive, while her overall prose conveys Julia's seriousness of purpose. The smooth flow of her narrative belies the impressive amount of research she undertook to relate actual conversations and events...Discover: A delectable banquet that charts Julia Child's culinary progress through the eyes of her cat, Minette."
Shelf Awareness, starred review
 /div DIV “...feast for the senses†?/div —School Library Journal, starred review

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Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book
 

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Julia Child's life in Paris told through the eyes of her pet cat Minette. I love Julia Child something fierce (although I have no desire to cook from her cookbook, go figure). This is a clever story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Julia Child's life in Paris told through the eyes of her pet cat Minette. I love Julia Child something fierce (although I have no desire to cook from her cookbook, go figure). This is a clever story ... Read full review

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Susanna Reich is an award-winning author of many fiction and nonfiction books. She lives in Ossining, New York. Visit www.susannareich.com.; Amy Bates is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of numerous books for children. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her three children and husband. www.amybates.com.

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