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    Once upon a time I meet an author. Not an unusual event in a bookstore, but this author stuck in my mind because she was fun and giggly and very much a kindred spirit!  Her name is Rebecca Rupp. Her middle-reader novel, The Dragon of Lonely Island is still one of my favorite books. But […]

    Headline: Carrots Win War!

    Once upon a time I meet an author. Not an unusual event in a bookstore, but this author stuck in my mind because she was fun and giggly and very much a kindred spirit!  Her name is Rebecca Rupp. Her middle-reader novel, The Dragon of Lonely Island is still one of my favorite books. But a new book of hers,How Carrots Won the Trojan War (while like her other non-fiction works) is not my usual reading. First it is non-fiction. And while I’ve read some non-fiction (even willingly and not mandatory for a class assignment) it is not first on my list of readings.9781603429689 Headline: Carrots Win War!

    But when I heard that carrots helped win the Trojan War, I had to take a chance on a friend. And it was a chance worth taking! Rupp has taken vegetables to a new level. She has traced the funny, serious and unusual facts and stories of 20 different vegetables: such as asparagus (a least favorite veggie of mine due to an unfortunate dinner preparation for a couple of children I was babysitting) and how it seduced a French King. Such as corn with its connection to a famous Transylvanian. Such as Pumpkins (a favorite pie of mine and a food for a family legend) and of course turnips (that vegetable that ties in with pumpkins and has a history that would give me a starring role in a Junior-High Play—which to this day I’ve still not gotten my academy award for!)

    Accessible language and makes this a read for anyone. There are laughs and moments where you’ll scratch your head in wonderment! And there will also be times when you’ll learn a little about the world history of something most of us probably should be more familiar with. Now you can know a little more about what you put on your plate!

    Be you a gardener, lover of vegetables or someone who is interested n the history of food, everyone will find something to whet your appetite!

    9780763628055 Headline: Carrots Win War!Also, you cannot only get your copy of How Carrots Won the Trojan Wars by Ms. Rupp; you can meet her here at the bookstore on July 27, 2012 at 7 pm.

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