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    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.

    Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.
    출판사 리뷰
    From School Library Journal
    Gr 1𔃁—More than mere confection, A Fine Dessert is a rich and satisfying journey across four centuries, told through the eyes of four families. Beginning with a young girl and her mother picking wild blackberries in Lyme, England in 1710 and ending with a father and son in modern day San Diego, each story is explored through the lens of making Blackberry Fool, a treat consisting of berries, cream, and sugar. Jenkins keeps the text tightly focused on the task at hand: gathering the ingredients, mixing them, presenting the finished dessert, and enjoying the sweet rewards. Each story follows the same pattern, allowing children to observe similarities and differences in across time periods. Technological progress is highlighted in the evolution of the mixing process: from a bundle of clean, soft twigs in the 18th century to a metal whisk made by a blacksmith in the 19th century to a cast-iron rotary beater in the 20th century and finally to the nearly effortless electric mixer in the 21st century. Blackall"s ink and watercolor illustrations, accented with real blackberry juice, provide the details that both unify and differentiate the various historical periods. The story set on a Charleston plantation could have been uncomfortable in less capable hands. A spread shows a white family sitting down to supper as a slave family waits upon them. Jenkins and Blackall show rather than tell, allowing young readers to draw their own conclusions about the fact that the characters must hide in a closet to enjoy the dessert they"ve worked so hard to make. The final spread depicts a modern multigenerational, multicultural gathering. A recipe for Blackberry Fool is included. Simply delectable. —Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

    Review
    “There is no other word but delicious.”
    —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    “More than mere confection, A Fine Dessert is a rich and satisfying journey across four centuries…simply delectable.”
    —School Library Journal, starred review

    “A delicious book about a delicious treat.”
    —Booklist, starred review

    'This is classic Jenkins in its seemingly casual, observation-rich text the folkloric structure of the process makes the prose rhythmic and readable, while the changing settings mark the significant historical and industrial shifts over the centuries.'
    —Bulletin, starred review
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  • 소피 블래콜(Sophie Blackall)
  • 뉴욕 타임스를 비롯해서 많은 신문과 잡지의 삽화를 그렸습니다.『루비의 소원』으로 뛰어난 화가에게 주는 상인 ‘에즈라 잭 키츠 상’을 받았으며, 전통 옷, 붓글씨, 도자기 등 중국의 문화를 잘 나타냈다는 평을 받았습니다.『프랑스로 떠난 기린』『20가지 파티 요령』에 그림을 그렸습니다.소피 블래콜은 ‘아이비와 빈’ 시리즈를 그린 유명한 화가이다. ‘아이비와 빈’은 수많은 상을 받은 베스트셀러 시리즈로, 국제 아동구호 비정부기구(NGO) ‘세이브 더 칠드런’의 글 읽기 캠페인과 뉴욕 지하철 포스터에 이 시리즈의 그림이 쓰이기도 했다. 칼데콧 상 외에도 에즈라 잭 키츠 상을 받은 바 있다.
     

    Sophie Blackall is a Brooklyn based Australian artist. She has illustrated over twenty books for children, including Ruby"s Wish (Chronicle Books, 2003) which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, Meet Wild Boars (Henry Holt, 2005) which won a BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators, Big Red Lollipop (Viking, 2010) which was a New York Times Top Ten Picture Book for 2010, and the ongoing Ivy and Bean series (Chronicle Books), which has over a million copies in print. Blackall has collaborated with many notable authors, including Aldous Huxley, Judith Viorst, Jane Yolen and Meg Rosoff. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Town & Country and many others.
    Her latest project,
    http://www.missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com Missed Connections, which began as a blog in early 2009, is an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers.
    
     

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  • Emily Jenkins
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