Minette's Feast

The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat. (2012)

Young children will delight in this charming story of the famous American cook Julia Child living in Paris with her husband Paul and her mischievous tortoiseshell cat, Minette. Julia Child learns to cook with passion and endless energy. Minette inhales the delicious aromas and dines on the most scrumptious meals, yet being a cat, still prefers a good fresh mouse. Incorporating actual dialogue from other works on Julia Child, French expressions, genuine French dishes and the postwar Parisian lifestyle, this biography reveals the creative turning point of Julia Child before she became known as a chef, an author, and a popular television personality who introduced French cuisine to America. An afterword on her life, a glossary of French words, and a wonderful author’s note describing Reich’s meeting Julia Child at Child’s eightieth birthday party, at which Reich had the privilege of designing the extravagant floral arrangements, complete the book. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birthday (August 15, 1912). Celebrate it by sharing this marvelous book with a young cat lover or an aspiring cook. Recommended for ages 3 – 7.

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