Kids Book Launch: A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall

Kids Book Launch: A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall

Sunday Feb 01, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall present the tasty tale of a dessert recipe passed down from family to family over the centuries, ending up in the most unlikely places.

About A Fine Dessert

“There is no other word but delicious.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred

The perfect introduction to history, cooking, and literature for young readers, A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins, with illustrations by Sophie Blackall, will have all who read it clamoring to taste the blackberry fool from the book and to share it with their families and friends.

Readers follow four families from different centuries as they each make the decadent dessert that brings joy to all who eat it, from the English mother and daughter in 1710, to the South Carolina mother and daughter on the plantation in 1810 (who prepare the dessert for their master and his family), to the Massachusetts mother and daughter in 1910, and finally to the San Diego father and son team of 2010. Jenkins and Blackall’s words and illustrations convey the changes in technology (evolution of the whisk, freezers, and pasteurized cream, to name a few), and readers will literally eat up what Publishers Weekly has called an “inventive culinary history” and School Library Journal said is “simply delectable.”

About the Author and Illustrator:

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Emily Jenkins is the author of numerous award-winning picture books, including Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year; and Five Creatures and That New Animal, both Boston GlobeHorn Book Honor Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has illustrated many highly acclaimed picture books, including The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Edwin Speaks Up by April Stevens, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; and Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. A native Australian, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at



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