Walking through a World of Aromas

Walking through a World of Aromas

by Ariel Andres Almada, Sonja Wimmer
     
 


Annie spends her days cooking with her grandmother and, although she can’t see, she has the gift of being able to feel other people’s deepest emotions. She brings those emotions to life with her magical cooking, which helps the townspeople overcome their physical and emotional ailments. But one day, she meets someone who awakens a boundless affection… See more details below

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Annie spends her days cooking with her grandmother and, although she can’t see, she has the gift of being able to feel other people’s deepest emotions. She brings those emotions to life with her magical cooking, which helps the townspeople overcome their physical and emotional ailments. But one day, she meets someone who awakens a boundless affection in her and who will introduce her senses to a completely unknown world. This is a beautifully illustrated story about a young girl who successfully shapes her very own place in the world and finds love and acceptance along the way.

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". . . this is a grand story wrapped up in delicious packaging."
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". . . teaches an important lesson; if we set our minds to it, we can turn what we perceive as a weakness into a strength."
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". . . is a quiet, magical book with equally strong text and illustrations."
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Kirkus Reviews
Like Water for Chocolate for the picture-book set. In this gentle tale, Annie is born blind but in time learns to navigate the world not through touch or memory, but smell. This talent serves her well in the kitchen, where her talent extends to creating meals that evoke fond memories and bring folks out of funks. When a melancholy young man named Julian comes to her for a cure for his lethargy, it becomes clear that the solution to his problem isn't the cooking but the cook herself. And when Annie finds their conversations solve Julian's problems, not her creations, she decides to make him something special. Though the tale is arguably an irresponsible and romanticized vision of blindness (a child might easily misunderstand why it is that Annie only opens her eyes at the very end), Almada's magical realism tips the story into the realm of fable. Wordier than your average picture book, the translation is still light on its feet and enjoyable to the ear. Better still are Wimmer's effervescent illustrations, which dance about the text, bringing it fully to life. Though the abrupt ending will raise more questions than answers, this is a grand story wrapped up in delicious packaging. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788415619482
Publisher:
Cuento de Luz
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,442,598
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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