The New York Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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We are so excited to see Julia, Child in the New York Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! We recommend you include the silicone spatula, macaron purse, and crepe shop kit from the list as well.

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7
“This ebullient children’s book recasts Julia Child’s friendship with Simcoe Beck, a.k.a. Simca, as the tale of two girls (Julia on roller skates) who think that grown-ups do not ‘know how to have a marvellous time’ and make it their mission to cure them with cheese soufflé and peach compote.” – Ligaya Mishan

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Trendsetters

Listed by age range:

Adventures with Barefoot Critters Adventures with Barefoot Critters
By Teagan White
Hardcover | 32 Pages
For Ages: 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-624-8
Join this adorable cast of animal characters (you’ll squeal at their cute outfits) as they explore the alphabet through the seasons, having fun at all stops along the way. From gathering honey in spring to building cozy campfires in fall, the friends make the most of each season, both enjoying the great outdoors and staying snug inside.

Edie's EnsemblesEdie’s Ensembles
By Ashley Spires
Hardcover | 32 pages
For Age: 4-8 years
ISBN: 978-1-77049-490-9
Edie is known for her great outfits and stylish flair. She and her best friend Andrew spend a lot of time playing dress-up. The school hall is their runway. No outfit is too bizarre, no costume too flamboyant for Edie!

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages
For All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7
Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter – and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child — a story that should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous pat of butter.

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Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards

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Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts honours the best books in Canadian literature with the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This year, we have a finalist for Children’s Illustration. Huge congratulations to Julie Morstad for her fantastic artwork on Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear.

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7

Julia, Child is not only a book about the joy of cooking, but the wonder of childhood, and, like the best cooking, is meant to be savored…. I guarantee it’ll leave you hungry.” – The National Post

“Maclear works in a genre that I believe she has invented: the fictional childhood anecdote of a famous person. Here she takes elements from the life of chef Julia (no-comma) Child and transposes them to the childhood of a little girl, also named Julia. Morstad’s illustrations, which show children in full colour and adults in line-drawn black and white, are full of jokey details…. The sight of adults running amok is always a pleasure…. And what child has not come to the conclusion, along with Julia, that ‘too many grown-ups don’t have the proper ingredients’?” – Featured Review, Quill and Quire

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Congratulations to the other finalists in children’s illustration!
Marie-Louise GayAny Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay
Qin Leng – Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki
Renata LiwskaOnce Upon a Memory by Nina Laden
Jillian TamakiThis One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Go online to discover the year’s best books and their authors, illustrators and translators, on the new interactive GG website. Follow the conversation on Twitter through @CanadaCouncil and by using the hashtag #GGbooks. Like the GGs on Facebook for all the latest updates.

The winners of the 2014 Governor General Literary Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 26 at 6 pm at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.

Get Cooking!

RecipeCardsJulia Child, the inspiration for the picture book by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad, would have been 102 today!

Get cooking with these adorable recipe cards! If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for the taste makers in your life, print out a stack, insert a gift tag, and tie it up with some twine. Voila, gift worthy!

You can find 4 x 6 or 8.5 x 11 card stock at stores that sell office supplies and stationary. You’ll also need a handy pair of scissors or a paper cutter if you’re printing on 8.5 x 11. Don’t forget, make sure your colour printer is set to print double sided!

Download the Recipe Card PDFs here: 4 x 6 or 8.5 x 11

Sharing is caring, so we’d love to see your recipes on the cards. They don’t even have to be food-related recipes. How about a dollop of fun, with a handful of wonder, and a spoonful of imagination? Snap a photo of your filled-out recipe card and send them to: tundra@mcclelland.com, or tag us on twitter and instagram: @TundraBooks. We’ll feature them here!

Now for something extra special, check out this side-by-side comparison that our Director of National Accounts Sales & Marketing and Sales Coordinator created. They’re too cute for words!

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Sweepstakes: Julia, Child

SweepstakesJulia, Child releases today! While this picture book contains no true knowledge of (the real) Julia Child and should be taken with a grain of salt and perhaps even a generous pat of butter, we hope that you will find something here to savor. If you discover, as we have, that some stories taste best when shared with others, then all the better.

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 5-9
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7
Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter—and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up, and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child.

To celebrate, today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, we’ll send out a tweet from our @TundraBooks account and the more retweets it gets, the more prize packages we unlock. So share the sweepstakes with your friends and increase all your chances at winning!

>>> Retweet this tweet to enter! <<<

Sweepstakes has closed! Click on the links to view the winner for prize packs one, two, three, and four.

Level 1If we get 15 retweets, it will unlock the first prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery by Rosie Daykin; and Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr.

Level2If we get 25 retweets, it will unlock the second prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones; and Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.

Level 3If we get 50 retweets, it will unlock the third prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz; and The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier.

Level 4If we get 100 retweets, it will unlock the fourth prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 by Julia Child and Simone Beck; Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Child; The Way to Cook by Julia Child; and The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child.

Some fine print:
No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes will be posted from @TundraBooks account. The prize and sweepstakes hashtag will be defined in the twitter post. All entries must be submitted via Twitter.com, in response to the sweepstakes post and/or including the appropriate sweepstakes hashtag to be valid. Limit one entry per person, multiple tweets from the same person and/or twitter account will be void.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to all American and Canadian residents over the age of 18 years, except the residents of the province of Québec, employees of Tundra Books, Penguin Random House, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, or members of their immediate families.

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will notify Winner by sending a tweet. Winner will be required to provide his/her address for mailing of the prize.

PRIZE: The prize will be defined in the original sweepstakes tweet. In the event that the prize consists of a finished copy of the book, the retail value of the prize equals the cover price.

ENTRY DEADLINE: This sweepstakes will begin on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and end on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Any retweets past this deadline will be void.

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