46. Bon Appétit!
the delicious life of Julia Child
by Jessie Hartland
juvenile nonfiction, 2012
eleventh book for the Foodies Read 2 Challenge 2012
library book ten
This gets my Letters from a Hill Farm award for the most fun book I've read! Wonderful, wonderful story and illustrations of Julia Child's life. There is such a joie de vivre that comes from every page. There's humor and warmth that feels to this reader much like the humor and warmth which were the essence of Julia, and of the marriage of Julia and Paul Child. It is a perfect book for a parent or grandparent to share with a child who is interested in cooking. I think especially of Les who posted pictures of her food-appreciating granddaughter.
This is an ideal book. Really. Jessie Hartland brings Julia Child alive in words and drawings for a younger generation. I so loved it. All the pertinent facts about Julia's life are here.
Meeting the love of her life
And writing THE book
This book is filled with the sunshine and vitality that emanated from Julia herself. Not only is it a great introduction for children, but it is an informative book for we adults as well. If you haven't read any of the biographies or letters, this is an excellent place to begin learning about just who this woman was.
Bon Appétit is an offering for the Foodies Read 2 Challenge.