I enjoyed meeting Julia through Jessie Hartland's straightforward, clear, and honest eyes. The beautiful thing is that she remains the same fun-and-food-loving Julia I always knew.
— Jacques Pepin, world-renowned chef and host of Essential Pepin
Julia Child taught America a whole new way of cooking and introduced us all to the cuisine of France. She encouraged us to be adventuresome and to attempt many new cooking techniques. This wonderfully illustrated book is the story of her amazing life.
— Martha Stewart
For children, this is a thrilling introduction to Julia Child, French cooking and life in Paris. I love this book! — Ina Garten, author Barefoot Contessa cookbooks
Julia Child. Chef, author, television personality and...World War II spy? Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child paints a comprehensive and enchanting picture of Julia Child from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as a spy in WWII, to the cooking classes she took in Paris, to the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the funny moments of being a chef on TV.
Writer/illustrator Jessie Hartland delivers a comprehensive and enchanting picture book biography jam-packed with lively, humorous, and child-friendly details that captures that charming essence of Julia Child. It is sure to delight chefs of all ages.
As Julia liked to say, "Every woman should have a blow torch!"