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Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amosby Robert Lawson
Synopses & Reviews
The true story of Ben Franklin, as told by his closest friend and advisor, Amos the mouse. According to Amos, it was really he who was responsible for Ben Franklin's inventions and discoveries.
"The remarkable life of old Ben Franklin is related with wit, warmth and wisdom by Amos, a mouse who has a way with words." Publishers Weekly
Minetteand#8217;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 authorand#8217;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
and#147;Foodie parents who love cats will love to read this delightful book to their kids.and#8221;
and#147;This charming portrait...and#8221;
"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."
"A charming picture book."
and#151;The New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Amy Bates uses pencil and watercolor to crate artwork that is as playful as Minette the cat."
and#151;Library Media Connection
and#147;A fine recipe for pleasure: Julia Child, the culinary arts, Paris and a lucky cat. Magnifique!and#8221;
and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Batesand#8217; illustrations work marvelously well with this charming conceit."
and#151;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."
and#151;Shelf Awareness, starred review
and#147;...feast for the sensesand#8221;and#151;School Library Journal, starred review
Cooperative Childrenand#8217;s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book
Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and read his account, you'll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way.
Explore this historical time period even further in this new edition of award-winning author Robert Lawson's classic tale, with additional bonus material, including a map of Ben Franklin's travels!
About the Author
Robert Lawson (1892-1957) is one of the greatest names in children's literature. He is the author and illustrator of such classics as Ben and Me, Mr. Revere and I, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and I Discover Columbus. His last completed work was The Big Wheel.
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