The Search for Delicious

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Paw Prints, Sep 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Gaylen, the King's twelve-year-old messenger, is sent off to poll the inhabitants of the kingdom as to which food should represent "delicious" in the new dictionary. Reissue.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

I liked parts of this book. The idea of a boy going on a mission to poll all residents of the kingdom to make a dictionary entry for the word delicious is clever. However, I didn't like when all these ... Read full review

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

I hated this book. But, that is a good thing, in this case. I was caught up in the story and characters and hated the way they acted. Imagine - a dictionary full of cliches instead of actual word meanings! As a child, it offended my sense of logic and still does as an adult. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Natalie Babbitt was born July 28, 1932, and grew up in Ohio. As a child, Babbit wanted to be an illustrator, and went on to specialize in art at Laurel School in Cleveland and at Smith College. She and her husband decided to collaborate on a children's book, The Forty-Ninth Magician which was published by Pantheon in 1966. After her husband accepted a position as president of a college, Babbitt found herself without a writer, so she decided to try becoming her own author. Her first two books were Dick Foote and the Shark and Phoebe's Revolt, followed by The Search for Delicious and then Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor title, The Something, and Goody Hall. Babbitt has illustrated five books for Valerie Worth. She has written and illustrated two books of stories about the devil called The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook. Between these came three novels: Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis and Herbert Rowbarge.

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