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Born Hungry: Julia Child Becomes the "French" Chef



by
Alex Prud'homme
illustrated by
Sarah Greene

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Astra House Publishing
Imprint
Calkins Creek
ISBN
9781635923230
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How did Julia Child become one of America’s most celebrated and beloved chefs? Her great-nephew reveals her story in this picture book that Jacques Pepin calls a “vivid portrait…an enjoyable read.” A kid-friendly recipe for Oeufs Brouillés (Scrambled Eggs) is included!

Julia Child was born hungry, but she was not born a chef. In fact, Julia didn’t discover her passion for cooking until she had a life-changing luncheon in France and became determined to share her newfound love of food with everyone.

In Paris, Julia devoured recipe books, shopped in outdoor markets, consumed all kinds of foods, and whipped through culinary school. And although she wasn’t always successful in the kitchen, she was determined to “master the art” of French cooking. Through perseverance and grit, Julia became a chef who shared her passion with the world, making cooking fun, and turning every meal into a special event.

Alex Prud’homme’s firsthand knowledge paired with Sarah Green’s vibrant and energetic illustrations showcases Julia’s life and celebrates her enduring legacy.

Author’s note, with black-and-white photographs. Suggested resources. Recipe for scrambled eggs. Full-color illustrations were rendered digitally. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

B

AR

5.3: points 0.5

Lexile

1110L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Picture Book

Topics

Julia Child (1912–2004). US women chefs. French cooking. Paris, France. US women television personalities. 

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