A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
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A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

Written by Emily Jenkins & illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Published by Schwartz & Wade
Prices as of Sep 27

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From highly acclaimed author Jenkins and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Blackall comes a fascinating picture book in which four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history. In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by an enslaved girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego. Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries. Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780375868320
    Publication Date
    January 27, 2015
    Page Count
    44
    Words Per Page
    20
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0375868321
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~549L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~N
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    176629
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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