From Publishers Weekly
With direct quotes from L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Windy Poplars, Macdonald assembles a tempting array of recipes that any young cook can create. All of the dishes were inspired by references in the books, although "Marilla's Plum Pudding" with "Caramel Pudding Sauce" is offered without requiring the presence of a certain mouse. And "Diana Barry's Favourite Raspberry Cordial," which made Diana drunk, is here nonalcoholic. Macdonald is Montgomery's grandaughter, which will surely appeal to young Anne fans, but the book, with Di Lella's pleasant drawings, can be enjoyed by anyone.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7 ``Anne''-philes as well as those having only a nodding acquaintance with the classic Canadian series will be charmed by this collection of 25 tantalizing recipes. The author, who is a home economist and a granddaughter of Anne's creator, L. M. Montgomery, has selected recipes inspired by passages from the Anne books. The result is a delightful match of captivating quotations to appropriate delicacies. Anne's lament, ``I wish people could live on pudding. Why can't they, Marilla? I want to know,'' accompanies a butterscotch pudding recipe which could surely prove life-sustaining. Strategic cooking tips and definitions of essential culinary terms precede the simple but appealing recipes, all of which include lists of utensils needed. Novice cooks (and their parents) will welcome MacDonald's step-by-step procedures and selection of inexpensive ingredients. The emphasis is on sweets, with two-thirds of the recipes being for desserts. Delicate illustrations, some in full color, capture the essence of the series. Librarians who purchase this book can anticipate a rush on their Montgomery collections. Merilyn Burrington, Vergennes Union High School, Vt.
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