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Everybody Bakes Bread
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Norah Dooley is a storyteller and children's author. Norah's widely acclaimed picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Carolrhoda) are four titles in a series about her former neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Norah has performed as a featured storyteller in the Cambridge River Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Albany NY River Festival, 3 Apples Storytelling Festival, Christmas and Spring Revels in Cambridge, and and at the Clearwater Festival. Norah presents workshops and stories for people of all ages throughout New England and also in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Phoenix. She has published six spoken word CDs, and she is the co-founder of massmouth.org, a 501c3 promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education, and live performance. Norah was described as an entrancing storyteller by Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe.

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Gr 2-4‘A rainy-day story from the creators of Everybody Cooks Rice (Carolrhoda, 1991). Carrie is sent out into her multiethnic neighborhood to borrow a three-handled rolling pin. It seems like a demeaning errand for a girl who appears to be too bright to be that naive, but the adults see it as a joke, and she has a fine time visiting the neighbors, eating seven kinds of bread, and finding enough friends for a kickball game after the rain stops. She samples coconut bread from Barbados, chapatis from India, corn bread from South Carolina, pocket bread from Lebanon, challah from the Jewish "old country," pupusa from El Salvador, and braided bread from Italy. Recipes are included. Thornton's richly colored, softly realistic illustrations show the diversity of age and nationality, lifestyles, and staple foods of this friendly neighborhood.‘Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

"An appealing combination of story and cookbook."

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