Julia ChildAn Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

The story of America’s premier cooking and TV personality told in a stunning visual format.

Julia Child knew how to have fun, and she also knew how to whip up a delightful meal. After traveling around the world working for the U.S. government, Julia found her calling in the kitchen and devoted her life to learning, perfecting, and sharing the art of French cuisine. This delicious, illustrated biography is a portrait of the remarkable woman, author, and TV personality who captured our hearts with her sparkling personality.

 “Bon appétit!


“Hagar’s engaging words pepper this biography with Gorham’s charming illustrations” —The Baltimore Sun 

“This delightful biography has all the earmarks of a Julia Child recipe — a fresh, new approach, delicious ingredients, and exceptional taste. Her engaging story will entice a cadre of future Julias to follow in her footsteps.” —Bob Spitz, author of Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

“Julia Child’s beautiful spirit comes to life in the vibrant text and gorgeous illustrations of this charming book. Warm, fun, and engaging, it is as delightful as the French Chef herself.” —James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Rodale’s Organic Life and author of Cradle of Flavor

“As full of rich sensations as any Julia Child recipe”— Elizabeth Partridge, author of Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary.

“In vivid, sparkling prose, Erin Hagar presents the remarkable Julia Child first as an imaginative and headstrong child, then a fascinating young woman, and finally the successful master chef she became. The more I learned, the more I admired her. You will too!” —  Leda Schubert, winner of the 2013 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children