Just Right Stew by Karen English

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Laughs and love abound in this humorous story revolving around a family gathering. For her birthday, Big Mama's daughters want to surprise her by making her favorite dish--oxtail stew. But try as they might, they just can't seem to get the stew just right. It takes Big Mama and her granddaughter adding the secret ingredient to make the stew a success. Full color .
 

About Karen English

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Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning auKaren English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author and an elementary school teacher. In addition to her ththor and an elementary school teacher. In addition to her three books about Nikki and Deja, ?she is the author of?"Hot Dree books about Nikki and Deja, ?she is the author of?"Hot Day on Abbott Avenue, " illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, also pay on Abbott Avenue, " illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, also published by Clarion Books. She lives in Los Angeles, Califorublished by Clarion Books. She lives in Los Angeles, California. nia. Anna Rich says her career as an illustrator began in kindergarten, where she much preferred coloring and drawing to her other classwork. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated many picture books, including From My Window by Olive Wong, Just Right Stew by Karen English, Annie's Gifts by Angela Medaris, Cleveland Lee's Beale Street Band by Arthur Flowers, and Saturday at the New You by Barbara Barber. She lives in Elmwood, New York, with her son and her husband.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Sagebrush Education Resources. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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This charmer of a story revolves around the construction of an oxtail stew as witnessed by Victoria, a loving granddaughter who knows how to keep a secret.

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This charmer of a story revolves around the construction of an oxtail stew as witnessed by Victoria, a loving granddaughter who knows how to keep a secret.

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A girl runs errands for her family as they prepare a batch of their famous oxtail stew for her birthday, but when no one can agree on the missing essential spice, she knows the secret.

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