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Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts: Delightful Treats and Games from Classic Children's Books Hardcover – September 7, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 18 and up
  • Grade Level: 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399536116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399536113
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.4 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jane Brocket is the acclaimed author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity and The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making. She lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and three children. To find out more, visit her website at janebrocket.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jane Brocket is the acclaimed author of four books including The Gentle Art of Domesticity (STC Craft, 2007) and The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking (C&T Publishing, 2010). She started writing about, and photographing, colour, pattern, quilting, knitting, cakes and the texture of everyday domestic life in 2005 on her blog Yarnstorm (www.yarnstorm.blogs.com).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dianna on July 21, 2011
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If you love children's books (Narnia, Betsy-Tacy, Pippi Longstocking, Paddington, Roald Dahl, The Secret Garden), especially old-fashioned ones, you will enjoy this book. Filled with instructions for games and recipes from children's books, it is sure to give you ideas enough to keep busy all summer (as well as inspire you to visit the library!).

Jane Brocket is British, and this book is compiled from two of her titles published in Britain, Ripping Things to Do and Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer. Although there is a definite British slant to it, it looks like this book was edited and compiled with an eye for the American market. I was happy to see this book come out, as I had a hard time getting hold of the other two in America.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grandma TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 5, 2013
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I could tell you how many wonderful memories Jane Brocket's Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts: Delightful Treats and Games from Classic Children's Books brought back for me, but I'm not going to do that. While those memories are wonderful, Jane's book isn't really a memory book. It is, instead, a resource book.

The single best way to foster a love of reading in a child is to read to them until they are old enough to read to themselves and then to continue to encourage them to read. To do that, you need to help them make their reading personal. Nothing brings a story to life for a child like acting out the story in some way, whether that is playing a game from the story, making a treat, or having a picnic.

In Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts: Delightful Treats and Games from Classic Children's Books Jane Brocket provides recipes and instructions for a wide variety food, games & activities from a broad selection of well loved children's literature. I've used a number of Jane's recipes from Vintage Cakes: More Than 90 Heirloom Recipes for Tremendously Good Cakes and they've always been very successful. Almost every one of these looks to be in that same vein.

I do have one quibble. As you may know, I live in Vermont, where making Maple Syrup is a way of life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Drummond on October 4, 2012
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What a fun book! I remember reading many of the books mentioned as a child & how my imagination took off with those stories. This is a wonderful addition to a child's library (or a child-at-heart's library!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By readalot on February 1, 2014
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I had come across this book on a false spring day after dealing with weeks of snow. I had found it in the used section and immediately picked it up, as the title caught my eye. Even at the age of 20, I happily reread my favorite children's books, such as The Secret Garden and Chronicles of Narnia. In this book, I was able to find practical recipes and activities that made me feel as though I were reading my favorite books all over again. There are so many treats that I have always wanted to try and activities I couldn't really do as a child, due to where I grew up. I grew up in the middle of a town, where the only nature I was allowed was a nearby park that was half-plastic and metal, and my backyard, which only had an apple tree, not big enough for even climbing. As I read the book on this false spring day, I felt as though I were in the secret garden, myself. It brings an atmosphere and sense of nostalgia in the best way possible. The best place to read it is outside on a warm day, where you can imagine all of the wonderful treats and activities you will soon enjoy from the contents of this charming little book.
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By Rebecca Fitzpatrick on November 27, 2012
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I enjoyed going through this book, I can't wait to begin these activities with my son when he is old enough to understand and enjoy them.
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