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Thomas Jefferson's Feast

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Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset more than just tummies and created a culinary controversy!

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 9th 2003 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 2003)
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A book my 6 yr old loved, a little old for my preschoolers. A solid reading level 4 book, this reader has a good amount of advanced vocabulary words, but not so long that it discourages a new reader. Used it for his read out loud book, which was perfect. It took about 20 mins for him to read and had just enough new vocabulary words to make it challenging. Also, it was a fun and interesting story he could get into. He liked it so much, he asked for more by this author. Great reading book!
This a fun easy read for young readers (7-9)(P,I) about Thomas Jefferson and his love for food. He went and visited France and experienced a lot of different foods. He enjoyed the food so much he came back and introduced the foods to American. One of the many foods he brought back was macaroni and cheese.
This is a fun book to learn how some of the favorite foods came from France.
The students can discuss what is a food that we have in America that another country may like.
This is a simple, yet interesting story of Thomas Jefferson's love of food and how his stay in France is responsible for introducing America to tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, french fries, and ice cream. It also mentioned his invention of the dumbwaiter. Very interesting and well researched.
In this book I learned that Thomas Jefferson liked to write books and eat. He once went to France and tried lots of different foods such as French fries and macaroni and cheese and introduced them to America. He called tomatoes "Love Apples."
Catherine Woodman
This whole series is a good introduction to famous folks at a casual level
Cool history story for kids!
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