The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake

Nancy Willard, Author, Richard Jesse Watson, Illustrator
Nancy Willard, Author, Richard Jesse Watson, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $15.95 (63p) ISBN 978-0-15-234332-3
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
When a girl asks her mother what she'd like for her birthday, her mother replies that all she wants is a High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cakestet caps , just like the one her grandmother once made for her. Determined to give her mother what she wants, the girl searches for the elusive recipe (``Is it in The Joy of Cooking ?'') and, before she's finished baking, she has a culinary adventure that even Julia Child never dreamed of--and meets a band of unique angels in the process. Willard's prose is both lyrical and conversational, and the story is one of the most human and touching she has written. Watson's paintings put forth captivating images--particularly of the angels--only hinted at in the text, and add an extra touch of magic and mystery to this already magical, mysterious fairy tale. Ages 6-up. (Sept.)
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