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A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four…

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

by Emily Jenkins

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This book was realistic fiction. It was about making a recipe, and depicted it in four different centuries. The first century was in England 300 years ago. The second experience was in America, and was made by a woman and her daughter that were slaves in South Carolina 200 years ago. The third was in Boston 100 years ago. The fourth was just a couple years ago in California with a dad and his son. This book promotes multicultural ideas, and also promotes family interactions. ( )
  NatalieCJones | Apr 11, 2015 |
Families and food over time, recipe at the end, end notes from author and illustrator make this an exceptional book. ( )
  melodyreads | Feb 10, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375868321, Hardcover)

In this fascinating picture book, 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 a slave 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:52:42 -0400)

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