Fannie in the Kitchen

The Whole Story From Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements (with audio recording)

Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
LIST PRICE £4.99

About The Book

Marcia was trying to help her mama. So maybe balancing on top of a tower of chairs to dip candles wasn't such a good idea. And perhaps her biscuits worked better as doorstops than dessert. Still, does her mama really need to hire a mother's helper?
Then Fannie Farmer steps into their kitchen, and all of a sudden the biscuits are dainty and the griddle cakes aren't quite so...al dente. As Fannie teaches Marcia all about cooking, from how to flip a griddle cake at precisely the right moment to how to determine the freshness of eggs, Marcia makes a wonderful new friend.
Here's the story "from soup to nuts" -- delightfully embellished by Deborah Hopkinson -- of how Fannie Farmer invented the modern recipe and created one of the first and best-loved American cookbooks. Nancy Carpenter seamlessly incorporates vintage engravings into her pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations, deliciously evoking the feeling of a time gone by.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Nancy Carpenter is the prolific illustrator of Apples to Oregon, which was an ALA Best Book of the Year and on numerous state awards lists, Fannie in the Kitchen, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Publishers Weekly called her illustrations for Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine “sublime” in a starred review. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 2013)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442484597
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 580L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • ABA Pick of the Lists
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books

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