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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Gift Giving Suggestion #8 - Primary+

Bradfield Jolly Roger. (1967; 1995) Pickle-Chiffon Pie. Purple House Press. ISBN: 978-1-930900-30-1.











This wonderfully crazy literary fable has the king searching for his daughter a suitable husband. With many suitors wishing to marry her, they often stayed for dinner and that meant less pickle-chiffon-pie for him. That would not do; so the king called together 3 of the nicest princes he could find and presented them with a test -- the one who succeeded would marry the princess. With a cast of very unusual characters including a giant who could play chopsticks on two pianos, and the three nosed snozzle (who conveniently enough could bake the most wonderful Pickle Chiffon Pie.
So bake up a pie -- and present it to a family you love, with a copy of this book (available directly from Purple House Press.)
Originally published in 1967, this classic tale has been reissued by Purple House Press -- great fun when read along side a generous serving of Pickle Chiffon Pie.

Need a "real" recipe for the pie. Check the chapter about Roger Bradfield in Authors in the Pantry: Recipes, Stories, and More.
If you can not locate the book - e-mail me at sharronmcelmeel@mcelmeel.com -- put "recipe" in the subject line. It's a "secret recipe" with secret ingredients that you might not want to divulge to your young readers. The mystic is half the fun.

December 8, 2009 (Tuesday)
Sharron

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Sharron!
    We had Benjamin Dilly's Thirsty Camel by Bradfield and it's a family favorite. Over 30 years old! Oh how I loved that story and how his camel solved all of the problems. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of that book.

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  2. Oh, yes. Bradfield is a crazy writer -- silly and fun. Thanks for reminding me of /Benjamin Dilly's Thirsty Camel/. Don't think it is in publication still. Glad Purple House Press came along to reprint /Pickle-Chiffon Pie/. The press also republished Jacqueline Briggs Martin's /The Finest horse in Town/. A hex on the IRS "Thor Ruling" that really changed the practice of publishers keeping their backlist available down to the last book.

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