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Author: Helen Cooper
ISBN13: 978-0385604987
Title: Delicious! (Pumpkin Soup)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Doubleday UK (November 14, 2006)
Pages: 32

Delicious! (Pumpkin Soup) by Helen Cooper

Delicious!: A Pumpkin Soup Story Hardcover – August 21, 2007. by. Helen Cooper (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Supper time, that universal family minefield, forms the core of Cooper's third picture book featuring Cat, Squirrel, and todderlike Duck, characters originated in her Greenaway Medal–winning Pumpkin Soup (1999).

Although Duck rec Delicious- A Pumpkin Soup Story Helen Cooper. This book, one of three in a serious by Helen Cooper follows the plight of Cat, Duck and Squirrel as they discover there are no pumpkins ripe to make their favourite soup. Whilst Cat and Squirrel decide to try various other kinds of soup, Duck is stubborn and unwilling, refusing to try anything unfamiliar.

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Helen F. Cooper is a British illustrator and an author of children's picture books. The Tale of Duck by Helen Cooper (1995-03-03). Pumpkin Soup By Cooper, Helen ( Author ) Paperback 2005. The Bear Under the Stairs.

Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup - the best you've ever tasted. But one day, disaster strikes - there's not a single ripe pumpkin to be found! So, they make fish soup, mushroom soup and beetroot soup, but will the new soups be as delicious as their favourite? Duck doesn't think so - in fact he won't even try them! Poor Duck gets hungrier and hungrier and grumpier and grumpier, until at last Cat comes up with a soup that might just b. .delicious! show more.

Helen Cooper surpasses her wildly successful Pumpkin Soup with this touching story about the power of childhood imagination. and there is a recipe for delicious non Dog Biscuits at the end of the story. She is the quintessential children's illustrator," MICHAEL THORN, CAROUSEL. TOY TALES (1994, reissue 2000). There are only a few outstanding authors who seem to understand implicitly what constitutes a good story, but Helen Cooper is one of them. Should soon become a firm favourite with younger children.

Delicious Helen Cooper Random House 9780552548748 Восхитительный : Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup. Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup. Everybody seems happy until the day Duck wants to do the stirring.

Pumpkin Soup: Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper is the focus of these 33 task cards. On each card there is a question that requires a short answer. Lower Elementary Literacy. Pretend Soup: And Other Real Recipes. Helen Cooper, Biggest Pumpkin, Pumpkin Soup, Educational Activities, Book Activities, Literature Books, Elementary Math, Math Lessons, Pumpkins. Pre-K and K. Outdoor School Outdoor Classroom Early Years Classroom Pumpkin Soup Mud Kitchen Natural Playground Sensory Table Autumn Ideas Forest School. Mud kitchen pumpkin soup.

Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup — the best you’ve ever tasted. But one day, disaster strikes — there isn’t a single ripe pumpkin to be found! So they make fish soup, mushroom soup and beetroot soup. But will the new soups be as delicious as their favourite? Duck doesn’t think so — in fact he won’t even try them!Poor Duck gets hungrier and hungrier and grumpier and grumpier, until at last Cat comes up with a soup that might just be . . . delicious!
Reviews: 7
3 & 1/2 stars
Delicious is a tantalizing story about food and love. The heroine, Verity, had a child at 16 or 17. For this she was ostracized by her English titled family. She gave her child to an older couple to adopt because she had no resources to live on. A great opportunity arose and she was able to apprentice under a renown cook. Verity excels at cooking and is offered a post by Bertie Somerset, a gourmand and heir of Fairleigh Park. She jumps at the chance because her son's adoptive parents work as Fairleigh Park's groundskeeper. She falls in love with Bertie who promises to marry her but after she gives herself to him, he changes his mind. She continues to cook for him but will no longer be his mistress.


Verity plans her revenge on Bertie. She will seduce Bertie's half- brother, Stuart, and then cook for him. "It would be a blow to his (Bertie's) gastronomic aspiration were she to defect to his greatest nemesis (Stuart) —and make his brother’s table the most celebrated in all of England." Verity arrived at Stuart's home in London but Stuart was not home and has no servants to receive her. Verity tries several times throughout the day to gain entry to no avail. In the evening as she makes another attempt, she is set upon by ruffians. Stuart happens by and rescues her. They both fall in love instantly. She discovers that unlike Bertie, Stuart had no interest in food; and she realizes her plan for revenge will not work. She does not tell him her name and only gives hints of who she is. Stuart likens her to Cinderella. He doesn't know her name but he wants her passionately and they become intimate. Afterwards she realizes his great worth and honor. She doesn't want to ruin him by association with the notorious cook, the French Madame Durant.Thus she leaves him after one night.

Fast forward 10 or so years and the hero still holds the memory of Cinderella in his heart but now wants to move forward rather than hoping someday he will find her. Stuart gets engaged to a close friend. Stuart inherits the Fairleigh property after his brothers early demise; and he inherits his brothers cook. The cook has quite a reputation. She is an extraordinary cook, but everyone still gossips that she was Bertie's mistress.

Stuart falls in love with the Madam Durant sight unseen, when her food seduces him. She avoids letting him see her face since she doesn't want him to connect her with Cinderella.

Interesting idea for a story but....I don't really get how her cooking could create such sensual desire and/or inspiration and joy. I found it extremely ridiculous that he is in lust with a phantom cook. She allows intimacies but only when her face is covered. The conclusion to the story has a rather complicated ending. At first, a significant person in the story takes away the expected HEA but within moments, the same person has a an change of heart that is so unrealistic by the character's portrayal.

I did like the separate romance that involved Stuart's fiancé and his male secretary.
Five sumptuous stars. Delicious is the first book by Sherry Thomas that I've ever read and if this is any indication of her style of writing, I'm sure I'll read more. Her voice is unique, the hero and heroine are not your typical characters in historical novels. She's 33, 37. She's a cook, he's a politician. More than her atypical characters, there's the way Ms. Thomas lays out the scenes. All your senses are engaged, especially when she described food. I swear, my mouth was watering at the thought of eating madeleines. I could feel the sweat on my face while I was reading the bathtub scene. The book made me cry three times. And, at the very end, it made me smile so big. It deserves all the luscious stars I could give it.
Okay, okay - yes, I admit there were some parts of this book that weren't exactly the way I might have preferred. But, as an avid reader of historical romance novels, this one is still a cut above many of the five star reads out there.


Our heroine, Verity is a cook, but not just any old cook. Her food causes the senses of those eating her food to soar heavenward, or even downward into base desires if you believe what's written within the pages of the book. But, you must realize as a reader, the delicious food serves as the platform from which springs the heart of the story.

The story is another matter altogether. For within the pages of this book, we do have a Cinderella type of story. There's the difficult past of the young Verity, there's the sadness of a mother who had to give up her son in order for him to have a life she was unable to provide for, there's the hope that she will be able to marry a man she believes loves her, there's the dismissal of his affections and yet, she can't leave his presence because to do so would further separate her from the son she gave up years ago.

Then, there's the other story about the one time Verity traveled to meet a man she thought might be able to help her, instead she found a one night stand with the "Prince" to her "Cinderella" life that would forever change her heart. After years of separation, their lives intersect once more, but by then, he's set to marry another woman - he's found a life of tremendous significance even though he was born a bastard and he can't give it up, therefore he must marry well.

When Stuart Somerset's brother, Bertie dies and leaves him in possession of Fairleigh Park where Verity has been the cook for many years, he's entranced by her cooking, but for much of the storyline, he only sees her shaded in the darkness, or, as she's leaving the house, or in the bathtub that one unforgettable time but he doesn't see her face. Okay, I must confess this part of the story was beyond strange. As her new employer, this would not have happened and it was slightly ridiculous. He has no idea she's the one night stand of many years previously and his Cinderella that he sought long and hard for but was never able to find.

But, Verity knows exactly who he is and she can no more stand in his path of success now than she could have years previously. Plus, her son, Michael - not raised by her, but she's been able to have a huge amount of influence in the manner in which he was raised, and Michael's life must have preeminence in all things important.

So, there are many complications, past deceptions and circumstances that would seemingly forever stand in the way of Cinderella and her Prince. But in the end, help comes from a direction that she always had perceived to be working against her. Sometimes, the evil we think we see, might not be evil at all. It could be working on our behalf to protect the important pieces of our life.

An added bonus is Stuart's secretary, Will Marsden, brother to Leo from Not Quite a Husband. We gain further insight as to Will's and Matthew's story which was referred to a couple of times in "Not Quite a Husband." I find the Marsden brothers quite fascinating and would love reading more about the Marsden family.
Baffling. The two main characters barely spoke to each other but yet they were instantly and madly in love with the other? That's lust not love. Having it span 10 years made it even more implausible. My inner-romantic side was sitting there reading sudden declarations of love and going, "WHY are you in love? You've spent a total of 8 hours together!" It wasn't that the two weren't unlikeable or that the idea of them as a couple was a bad idea. It just felt like the readers were left out in the cold in regards to the "falling in love" part. I realize this was a play on the Cinderella story but it just wound up feeling like it was trying too hard. I much preferred the secondary love story. At least with them I had the satisfaction of seeing a relationship bloom. As the saying goes, "life is a journey, not a destination". With this story in regards to Stuart and Verity, the reader had the start and the destination but was deprived of the journey.