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



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New York Times Best Illustrated title

曾獲凱達克大獎的Sophie Blackall和Emily Jenkins合作一本關於甜點的繪本。原意僅是以歷史演變(1710-2010)描述甜點在人們生活中扮演的角色。可能去年美國因為幾起地方警察事件演變成種族議題延燒,這本書因為書中有一頁畫到黑人媽媽與孩子在廚房的角落做點心但是臉上表情很甜蜜,而遭種族人士抗議作者有意扭曲黑奴時期黑人被壓渣痛苦的內心。事件演變到許多公立學校圖書館不堪家長的抗議不得將這本繪本下架。


我們可能書讀太淺,緊緊覺得這本書不就是個one delicious treat而已嗎?


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.


精裝; 44頁

商品尺寸(cm):24.6 x 29.9 x 1.5

ISBN: 9780375868320