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Crescent Dragonwagon

Autor(a) de Home Place

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About the Author

Crescent Dragonwagon is the author of more than 50 books, seven of them cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Passionate Vegetarian. She has grown more than 31 bean varieties and once had a cat named Beanblossom. She writes the blog Nothing Is Wasted on the Writer and lives in mostrar mais Westminster West, Vermont. mostrar menos
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Obras de Crescent Dragonwagon

Home Place (1990) 460 cópias
Passionate Vegetarian (2002) 435 cópias
Bean by Bean (2012) 248 cópias
Alligator Arrived with Apples (1987) 190 cópias
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (1986) 189 cópias
The Cornbread Gospels (2007) 126 cópias
I Hate My Brother Harry (1983) 38 cópias
To Take a Dare (1982) — Autor — 35 cópias
Bat in the Dining Room (1997) 32 cópias
Will It Be Okay? (1977) 30 cópias
Winter Holding Spring (1990) 22 cópias
The Commune Cookbook (1972) 19 cópias
The Year It Rained (1985) 15 cópias
Brass Button (1997) 14 cópias
Jemima Remembers (1984) 13 cópias
The Itch Book (1990) 13 cópias
Always Always (1984) 12 cópias
Wind Rose (1976) 12 cópias
Is This a Sack of Potatoes? (2002) 10 cópias
When light turns into night (1975) 10 cópias
The bean book (1972) 9 cópias
Diana, Maybe (1987) 8 cópias
I Hate My Sister Maggie (1989) 7 cópias
Katie in the Morning (1983) 6 cópias
Your Owl Friend (1977) 6 cópias
Strawberry Dress Escape (1975) 6 cópias
If you call my name (1981) 5 cópias
Coconut (1984) 4 cópias
Stevie Wonder (1977) 3 cópias
Dear Miss Moshki (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Soup and Bread 1 exemplar(es)
Passionate Vegetarian 1 exemplar(es)
Bean by Bean: A Cookbook 1 exemplar(es)


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This book is a 4.5 from me. More than a listing of recipes, Crescent Dragonwagon's writing style is conversational, personal, educational and informative. I've seen the strangest commentary from people who seem bewildered that a cookbook with the theme of beans included recipes for fresh string beans, that a vegetarian cookbook author's book about *beans* did not include more meat ("yet another vegetarian cookbook," he complains even though several of the *bean recipes* do include instructions for including meat), or that the recipes are "bland" despite including chile peppers, vinegars, handfuls of fresh herbs, and a number of condiments and sauces (harissa, chipotles in adobo sauce, mustard pickle) as ingredients.

This book was exactly what I was looking for in a bean-themed cookbook.
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Nikchick | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 14, 2023 |
A dark-haired, rosy-cheeked child asks an adult (her mother?) "Will it be okay?" "Yes, it will." "But what if..." Each scenario the child presents is met with gentle, honest reassurance. Even the big question - "But what if you die?" is answered directly: "My loving doesn't die. It stays with you." Beautiful and necessary.
JennyArch | Dec 23, 2022 |
Jerry Pinkney is one of my favorite illustrators. His talent is incredible! And, this book is no exception to his stellar artistry. Coming upon a chimney, made of stone with flowers grown round, a young girl and her parents wonder who lived in the edifice during the years of history. The author allows the reader to journey with her as we imagine the people who sat on the porch singing Amazing Grace, as chicken is frying in the pan. Upstairs, a young girl is brushing her long hair. And as the day ends, the storm approaches to cool the night air. And, as the rain comes down, the thunder claps and the lightening is loud.

If you are interested, here is a link that highlights many of the books that Pinkney wrote, and/or illustrated:

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Whisper1 | outras 5 resenhas | Jun 13, 2020 |



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