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Rabbit Pirates: A Tale of the Spinach Main
     

Rabbit Pirates: A Tale of the Spinach Main

by Judy Cox
 

Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc own the Spinach Main, a restaurant in the south of France famous for its fresh vegetables and excellent cuisine. Business is good until the day Monsieur Reynard, the fox, walks in. "Such tasty patrons--I mean portions," he says. "I plan to eat here often." The restaurant empties. What can Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc do? They

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Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc own the Spinach Main, a restaurant in the south of France famous for its fresh vegetables and excellent cuisine. Business is good until the day Monsieur Reynard, the fox, walks in. "Such tasty patrons--I mean portions," he says. "I plan to eat here often." The restaurant empties. What can Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc do? They have given up their pirate ways and are now rabbits of peace, but the fox is not easily discouraged. Then, one dark night, when the rabbits are sitting outside on their terrace admiring the moon . . .

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
After trading swords for salads, two retired rabbit pirates enjoy a tr s bonne life in Provence in this evocative and playful picture book. Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc often reminisce about their youthful days of swashbuckling, though the two rabbits are now much more content serving delicious greens and crusty homemade bread to the patrons of their restaurant, the Spinach Main. But when wily Monsieur Reynard, a fox, arrives for lunch one day, he inadvertently lets on that he finds the chefs themselves more appetizing than anything on the menu. Luckily, Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc have a recipe in their repertoire sure to cure the fox of his taste for a bunny buffet. Cox's (Third Grade Pet) droll delivery and well-chosen details immediately transport readers to sunny southern France. Her furry protagonists have the kind of friendship and intriguing shared history that suggest many stories to come. In dappled watercolor compositions, McCully (Mouse Practice; Mirette on the High Wire) bathes her rustic village structures and cozy interiors in warm sunshine, while scenes played out in shadowy moonlight lend just the right touch of suspense to the proceedings. A wonderful mix of humor, food and friendship, with just the right touch of je ne sais quoi. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152018320
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire . The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues. She divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.

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