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Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amos

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

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#151;The Atlantic

and#147;This charming portrait...and#8221;
and#151;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."

and#151;Horn Book

"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

STARRED REVIEWS

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#160;

and#147;...feast for the sensesand#8221;
and#151;School Library Journal, starred review

Award

Cooperative Childrenand#8217;s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316517300
Author:
Lawson, Robert
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Author:
Reich, Susanna
Author:
Bates, Amy
Location:
Elk Grove Village, IL
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Franklin, benjamin, 1706-1790
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Animated films
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin
Subject:
Children's films
Subject:
Mice -- Fiction.
Subject:
Talking books for children.
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 69
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
1/2 in. +
Media Run Time:
014500
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 40 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316517300 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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
"Synopsis" by , 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#151;The Atlantic

and#147;This charming portrait...and#8221;
and#151;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."

and#151;Horn Book

"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

STARRED REVIEWS

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#160;

and#147;...feast for the sensesand#8221;
and#151;School Library Journal, starred review

Award

Cooperative Childrenand#8217;s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Picture Book

"Synopsis" by , 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!

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