Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen: Recipes and Tales from Classic Children's Stories
by Carol Odell
Inspired by classic stories from the world of children's literature, cookbook author Carol Odell creates simple and tasty treats for cooks (and readers) of all ages to enjoy. Enhanced by softly colored illustrations, story excerpts from more than 20 children's books (including Huckleberry Finn, Little Women, and Treasure Island) are accompanied by original, easy-to-follow recipes. From breakfast items (Doctor Doolittle Do-very-little Sausages) and sandwiches (Treasure Island Marooned Cheese Toast), to main meals (Robin Hood Sherwood Forest Chicken) and desserts (The Fir Tree Shortbread Stars), young readers will enjoy making and eating these scrumptious delights! Carol Odell has written more than 20 children's books as well as scripts for television, including the BBC. She is also an accomplished cook and is the author of the Countrywoman's Cookbook and coauthor of Natural Health Cookbook. She lives in Australia. Award-winning author and illustrator, Anna Pignataro has created more than 40 books for children. She was the winner of the Crichton Award for book illustration in 1998, and her books are frequently chosen as notable Australian books. Anna lives in Australia.
- Dewey: 808.8
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585365180): 48 pages, 8 (w) x 10 (h), © 2010, 04/26/2010
- Series: Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales
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Author: Carol Odell
Carol Odell is the author of more than twenty children’s books as well as scripts for television, including Skippy and Playschool, and for the BBC. She is also a keen cook and is the author of the Countrywoman’s Cookbook, Super Sensational Sandwiches, Ice-Creams Sorbets and Frozen Delights, and co-author of Natural Health Cookbook. As a children’s book editor and writer she has also adapted classic stories in the Young Australia series, including Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Blinky Bill and Ned Kelly.
Carol would like nothing better than to encourage children to share her joy of reading books. In Once upon a time in the kitchen she has brought together the pleasures of her life: children’s stories, good reading and cookery, and says that if just a handful of children are encouraged to explore the children’s classics from which these story extracts have been sourced in her latest book, and to discover a love of reading, her life goal will be fulfilled.
Carol lives in a house that is surely a grandchild’s delight. There is always the aroma of something cooking or just-baked, home-made games to try out, a cat to stroke, and of course a sunny nook to curl up with a good book.
Illustrator: Anna Pignataro
Award-winning author and illustrator, Anna Pignataro has created more than 40 books for children. She was the winner of the Crichton Award for book illustration in 1998, and her books are frequently chosen as notable Australian books. Over the years Anna has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s most loved and sought after picture book creators. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family.