Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
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... show more
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.Praise for Minette's Feast“Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids.”—The Atlantic“This charming portrait...”—Publishers Weekly"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."—Library Media ConnectionSTARRED REVIEWS“A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. Magnifique!”—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“...feast for the senses”—School Library Journal, starred review
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Food And Drink
, Picture Books
A whole book about a celebrity's cat. I guess you can't get more post-modern than that. If only it had actually been about the cat...
The French chef and her finicky feline.
Not only have I fallen in love with two baseball books among this year's Cybils nonfiction picture book nominees, but I am enamored of two books about Julia Child. This one tells the story of Julia's journey to become the premier American chef, from the point of view of a little stray French cat. Au...
A different entry point to introduce an American cultural icon to younger children. The illustrations by Amy Bates are perfectly suited for the story. There is just enough French to make it interesting, and there is a glossary and pronunciation guide in the back. There are notes as well as a list of...