Noah is a Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy. The pictures are done so well! There are many I’d love to have as lithographs! I appllaud Mark Ludy for taking his love for art and his love for God and doing something a little different with it! I’ve seen ‘picture books’ in the form of graphic novels before but I’d never seen one depicting the story of Noah. Detail is not spared as you flip through the pages and explore a story we’ve all heard, picture by picture. Whether it be in the how God told Noah to build the boat, when the flood began or when the animals filled the boat 2 by 2. Each picture fills the pages with a timeless story which leaves us with so many lessons!
About the Book
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?
This lavish re-imagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring Noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God – and a formidable engineering challenge.
Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.
Bonus: Find Squeakers the mouse on every page!
About the Author
Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man,The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
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While anyone can become a leader, the skills one learns and uses to lead are what truly make the difference in the end. Impact by Tim Irwin will help one become a good, or even great, leader. His book helps us to understand exactly what it means and requires to be a good leader. One aspect of the book that I really enjoyed was that he started at the base and built upon that base. Just like in any area, the foundation is very important! After all, even the Bible teaches us about foundations!
Growing up, my family prepped us all to be leaders. They wanted us to be strong and worthy of our leadership. Many taught purely by example others through their own ways. I suppose I will teach my own children about it one day, but until then I know I have tons of learning to do. There are a lot of good lessons from this book that I appreciate but the effect it has on my thinking and (eventually) my being a better parent is priceless. As his subtitle implies, the way we lead makes a huge difference!
Follow the link below and take a personal assessment of your leadership style. It will give you some very interesting insight into your leadership style!
IMPACT: Great Leadership Changes Everything
For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.
About the author:
Dr. Tim Irwin, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything, has been a confidante to thousands of global leaders. He is a favorite guest of Hugh Hewitt and is being featured on a number of Christian radio programs. Irwin sees one central issue anytime a leader “derails”—he believes they have a defect in their “core”, which Irwin says goes beyond the overused term “character”. His new book, Impact, addresses this and gives actionable ways leaders can protect themselves, and better serve their organizations—especially crucial for those of us who serve in ministry and are walking a Christian walk.
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Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. There are currently three books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, and a fourth to be released in 2014.
I have very much enjoyed going on this first adventure with Kitty! I really love that I can learn about the places she is at and be a more active participant in my book! There are tons of detail and I’ve learned quite a bit about whales, Alaska and so much more! More than once I’ve caught myself warning Kitty as I read. LOL. Something about her makes me want to climb in and make her follow that instinct we ignore when we are a little too curious for our own good!
If you know someone who loves adventure, this may be just the book for them! It will inspire them to follow their heart and dreams! I can’t wait to pass this book on to my niece, I think she will enjoy the adventure!
Not long ago I saw something in a tv show or something that made me wonder how a parent explains to their child when they have an illness that isn’t going to go away in a few days. I couldn’t imagine at the time a way to do it, but of course I’m not a Mom who has had to face the need to do so. It is in those situations where the love of a child sends growth and creativity that we may never have been able to imagine before.
Reading this book has been very interesting. I’m not going to go into details right this second about the book, as it is down further as you read. What I will say is that this book is a testament to the creativity necessary for children’s understanding of something they, in an ideal world, should never even have to know about. The author and illustrator did a fantastic job of explaining in a manner in which a child could understand the chaos of dealing with Cystic Fibrosis. If you have a child or know someone with a child who is dealing with this or really any other illness, this book certainly makes a way to help them understand what they are going through or that other kids go through it also.
(From the Company)
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is the tale of a boy’s battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. Kory is just like any other kid. He loves recess, playing soccer, and exploring his neighborhood with his best friend. With every puff, cough, and sneeze, Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun every day! Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is a picture book, illustrated by Caroll Newell Walter, for children ages 0 –7.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. There are 30,000 children each year diagnosed and battling cystic fibrosis. There is no cure for this progressive disease. Sherry wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons, Kory and Kevin, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She wanted to explain aspects of the disorder using words they could understand. Helped by colorful illustrations, and the knowledge they gained, they were able to deal with the sticky icky booger bugsusing simple routines to keep their cystic fibrosis at bay. This story lets children know that they are loved, no matter what their medical situation may be.
Author Sherry Frith is the mother of three boys and the founder of Helping Hearts, a nonprofit organization. She has patents and copyrights pending in various areas and lives each day full of new ideas and grace. Sherry lives in Bakersfield, CA, with her sons—Kyle, Kevin, and Kory.
Illustrator Carol Newell Walter majored in fine arts at Wayne State University and earned a BA and teaching credentials from California State University– Bakersfield. Now retired, Carol and her husband live in Bakersfield, CA, where she continues to create all kinds of artwork.
What a special story, that will be told forever! I love the way this book was written, seems like it brings God back into a poem. Nothing like making a story lyrical to remember it! I don’t think that this story could ever be told too many times, and I love hearing the different ways from such creative authors!
The First Christmas Night is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and winds though Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men. The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich acrylic illustrations of ChristineKornacki.
’Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town
not a creature was stirring—there was not a sound.
The moon shining bright in the heavens so high
gave the look of midday to the Bethlehem sky.
The animals were nestled in warm, cozy places
with looks of contentment on each of their faces.
About the Author
Keith Christopher is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, and he has served as editor and producer for several major music publishers. In addition to writing and studio producing, Keith is on the faculty at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.
About the Illustrator
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children’s books began to take shape, including illustrating the best-selling The Sparkle Box for Ideal’s Children’s Books. Christine’s recent work also includes illustrating the six-book series for the American Girl historical doll characters Marie-Grace and Cecile. She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut. Who is it for? Kids ages 4-8 – The rhyming language can help them develop verbal language skills and learn to read Family story time during the holidays Children’s Ministers and Sunday school teachers Christmas carolers could set it to a tune!
“Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation” In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?
Praise for Sanctuary “Pauline Creeden managed to mix more genres into one book than I could possibly imagine. The overall concept, aliens attacking the earth, is straight out of Science Fiction, but then you throw in a few zombies and post-apocalyptic fiction with how the dead/sick humans are acting. Overall, the entire story was charged with the adrenaline and thrills of a suspense/thriller novel, but the mood was terrifyingly eerie like a Horror story. There was almost too much sensory information for my primitive human brain to handle. Still, all of these genres combined made for one unique and fascinating story. This kind of book is of the same flavor as The Hunger Games with its originality, which I really appreciated.” – Katelyn Hensel for Readers’ Favorite
“Sanctuary is a fast-paced Christian fantasy thriller that is original and quite entertaining. The story revolves around Jennie and her family, Pastor Billy and his wife, and two brothers who are polar opposites of each other. Each chapter is presented in the point of view of Jennie, Brad or Hugh (the brothers), which gives Pauline Creeden’s Sanctuary, a multidimensional feel. The three different story-lines merge into a full-fledged fantasy/horror novel that never sags or lets up on the action. While there are Christian themes present in Sanctuary, and Jennie’s faith is an important part of who she is, I, a non-Christian, did not feel I was being preached to or proselytized. I recommend Pauline Creeden’s Sanctuary — it’s well-written and a lot of fun to read.” – Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite
Author Pauline Creeden
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.
One of Pauline’s short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.
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A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Why on earth did I write a Christian novel that has both aliens and zombies in it?
When I was a teen/young adult and my faith was wavering at best, there were several movies out with the likely design to shake faith even more. End of the world movies were in their hay day. Alien invasion was another big one. And I couldn’t help but wonder. If something like this actually happened, would anyone be able to maintain their faith?
And now today, Zombies are on the rise.
Could aliens be reconciled with the Bible? Zombies? This is the purpose of Sanctuary.
Because of its poetic nature, the book of Revelation lends itself to a plethora of interpretation. I am not saying that my book is the only true possibility, but it could be one. Could not demons be misinterpreted as alien life forms? Might not Satan use this mirage to his advantage to explain the bitter water or the blotting out of the sun, moon, and stars? And then there’s Revelation 9:6 – “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
If anyone reading this book at least opens themselves up to the fact that yes, a biblical interpretation could resolve the problems between faith and an apocalyptic reality, then Sanctuary has completed its purpose.
When Jennie reached the back door, she saw them. Four large dog-like creatures with pinched faces like bulldogs and lion-like manes. They snarled, and one of them leapt at the window on the top half of the door when it saw her. Jennie jumped back and fell hard on the cold tile floor. The bottle of painkiller bounced across the kitchen tiles. The creature slammed against the window a second time, cracking it. She blinked hard. Her heart sunk, and the hairs on her arms stood on end. A horrendous gargling howl rent the air, causing a shiver down her spine. She held her breath and waited for the creature to slam into the door again.
“What on earth?” she whispered to herself.
When the third attempt never came, she scrambled toward the door. Blinking hard, she used the door knob to help herself stand. Out the cracked window, her mother was still out of sight, but the last of the dogs headed across the field behind her backyard.
“MOM?” Jennie called out.
The rumbling faded, and the vibrations in her chest receded with the dogs. She pulled open the door and rushed onto their back deck. “Mom, where are you?”
When she reached the banister, she looked over the side. Her mom lay sprawled with one hand on the lattice. Blood gushed from Mom’s leg and her opposite arm. Jennie’s ears rang and flooded with every beat of her heart.
Jennie didn’t know how she got to the second floor of her house, but she found herself shaking her sleeping father. How had he slept through the rumbling? “Outside, it’s Mom…”
Her father leapt from the bed. Mickey, her little brother, lay asleep and undisturbed. Dad ran down the stairs and outside in his flannel pajama bottoms and white t-shirt. He scooped Mom up to his chest and carried her inside. Blood stained his shirt in crimson.
“Jennie, call 911!” Her father had said it at least three times before it finally registered in her brain.
She pulled the cell phone from her pocket, but it refused to connect. With a groan, she grabbed the cordless from the wall receiver, glad her heart stopped pounding in her head so she could hear.
“All operators are busy at this time,” a mechanical voice deadpanned, “Please stay on the line, and the next available operator will take your call.”
“They have me on hold, Dad. Should I hang up and try again?” She held the phone in both hands away from her face.
“No, just stay on the line.” Her father lifted the shredded jeans from Mom’s leg. “It looks like a shark bite. What on earth happened?”
Jennie took in the damage through tear-filled eyes. A huge chunk was taken from her mother’s calf, exposing the fibrous tendons that covered the bone in her leg. A bloodstain grew on the beige couch. Was she going to die? Panic rose up.
“What happened, Jennie?”
“I…I…They looked like lions, or dogs, or something. The rumbling shook the whole house…I tried to go outside to get Mom, but—” A sob blocked her throat.
Her father grabbed a throw pillow and held it against the leg. Mom’s exposed forearm laid across her chest in much the same condition as her calf.
“Grab me the duct tape.”
Jennie suddenly remembered the phone, put it back to her ear, and headed to the hall closet. She reached for the shelf above the jackets and grabbed the junk basket next to the toolbox.
“Please stay on the line. An operator will be with you shortly.”
She shoved the phone in the crook of her neck and fished through the box. Half the contents dropped around her feet. Who cares? When her fingers wrapped around the silver duct tape, a short-lived relief sent prickles down her arms. But the urgency gripped her chest in less than a heart beat, and she threw the junk basket on the ground with the rest of the items.
“Hurry, Jennie!” her father called from the living room. “And turn on the TV. Maybe they’ll have something about what’s going on.”
She handed her father the tape and turned toward the TV. The mechanical voice on the phone came through again, followed by more easy listening.
When she clicked on the TV, the shouting and wailing began before the picture warmed up on the screen. A sideways picture of New York City broke through, with the shaky voice of the newscaster voicing over.
“What we are watching now – I can’t believe it – is live footage of Times Square,” the newscaster’s voice paused for a deep breath. “We’ve lost our man on the scene and his camera man to what appears to be some kind of new alien creature. Just a short half-hour ago, the doors to the ship that hovered above Central Park opened and these dog-like creatures flooded out.”
Jennie couldn’t pull her eyes from the screen. She straightened and dropped the phone on the hardwood. The battery popped out and skidded across the floor.
It is a rare occasion in which I finish a book (Well, technically a Novella) and feel at peace. In other words, don’t feel like the story ended too soon or wasn’t enough. This one gave me that feeling. Not only did it give me a feeling of peace after reading it, I was happy. Super happy for Jill and Boone, at the transitions they had adjusted to and the growing they had done as well as pleased with the way the story unwound itself. Marcia Lynn McClure brought out deep thought and introspection in a very pleasing manner. After reading A Bargained For Bride I slept peacefully and dreamt dreams of a woman who appreciated the love within her own life. If you are looking for a book to read and don’t have much time, this book is perfect. It will remind you how you truly feel about your loved one and give the desire for insight into the decisions of another time and place.
I truly enjoyed this book. I loved that it was short and I truly enjoyed the whole gist of the story. This is truly a good read, one that will help you relax. So, get your hot cocoa and a blanket and curl up with this one! You won’t regret it!
A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella)
“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.
Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.
Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.
Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.
Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did
Author Marcia Lynn McClure
Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”
Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.
Everyone knows that reading to our children is essential for their growth, development, and success. At this point, this blogger does not feel a need to inform anyone of this. However, there are some confessions that need to be shared.
5 Lessons & A Confession
First, while comments about products are always true some products are easier to review than others. Some I don’t want to put down, let go of, or share. Others, I can’t wait to be done with.
Second, in the Zoo we realize life is real. Real means both sides of the coin: good and bad. We do our best to point out all that we believe, be it good, bad, or ugly.
Third, if we find a particular product fantastic, we will go to all lengths to shamelessly promote it.
Fourth, as a My Crafty Zoo reader you may as well get accustomed to seeing this particular product. I loved it. I’ll be going crazy about it for quite some time. There’s a good chance it will end up being the gift I give for all appropriately aged persons, and a few fun loving friends.
Now that all of that is off my chest, my conscious is clear and I shall begin shamelessly expressing my absolute love for this fantabulous little book! Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is one of the most adorable stories I’ve read in a very long time. I dare say it puts Dr. Suess to shame. I know, I know. Strong words. Don’t believe me? Read it, you will be a convert.
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32
Author B.C.R Fegan did an amazing job of telling an interesting story that are paired ever so well with the graphics done by Lenny Wen. I love that the story flows so well, almost musically, and that every page is a page you want to spend a few moments looking at and talking about! Even as an adult, there was a piece of me that wanted to skip to the back to find out what was behind door 32 and then the other part that couldn’t skip a single line or page!
Lessons That Can Be Taught From the Book
Everyone, even seemingly scary beings, has something good about them.
Even ‘monsters’ do good things.
Just because one can’t do what they think they should, they can still have a good time! This can be verified, check on door 21!
Prodigal is a wonderful read! It’s labeled as young adult, but I think everyone can enjoy this one! Great book to curl up to! I recently read and enjoyed it very much! It isn’t your average book of it’s kind, so take a minute and check it out below!
Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing. Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.
Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl meets God. This is the book that just may change the way you look at life.
It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?–notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.
As promised, Prodigal is a very different kind of love story. Written for young adults, I think it probably would reach better for teen readers. Prodigal is a far cry from today’s unrealistic books. While reading it, I could see the characters being people at my school (well, had I went to school in a different generation).
In my youth, I was an avid reader. I needed my books more than anything. I would read so many books and my head would fill up with ideas of what my life could be like if it didn’t suck. You know, if I were one of those lucky kids born to rich, loving parents who made sure I was drop dead gorgeous and had everything I wanted? Yeah, those! LOL. Man how I wish I had read this book then!
Having worked professionally with teenagers, as well as having raised one, I can say that this book really does sound like the thoughts and words of teens today. It’s not your average Christian book where every few pages about God. It’s a story that allows the character, and us, to learn about what God’s love is supposed to look like. If you aren’t into Christian books but love a good love story, this book is still something you’d enjoy. It’s a ‘sneak up and get you’ kind of story. I highly recommend checking it out!
Indian dishes are hard to find around these parts, there aren’t many places in Arkansas/Oklahoma you can get good Indian food. That made me particularly happy that I could check out Easy Indian Cooking (2nd edition). It’s always nice to have meals that are different! 😀
One of my favorite things about the book is the way the author, Suneeta Vaswani, breaks it down. All of the intimidation is taken out as the basics are broken down so well even a meat and potato Southern girl like me can understand! The book is broken down into some easy go to chapters so that you can seek out just what you are looking for.
Another thing I love about the book, aside from the stunningly appetizing photos, is the amount of things I was able to learn about Indian culture. For example, flipping through the first time I learned about Chaat, which is part of the first chapter of recipes. Chaato, the verb form, means to lick. I thought it was pretty cool that there is a whole section of foods designed to go under that category. Reminded me of growing up and licking the spoon when the adults cooked, you only wanted to do that to the best dishes, so these have to be great!!!
About the Book
From the Website
Indian cooking is an exciting cuisine, and now it’s easier to make than ever.
This new edition of Suneeta’s first release features 8 additional photos, as well as 30 all-new recipes. All of the dishes are richly flavored but are not complicated to create at home.
The recipes are easy for beginners to make, while also appealing to experienced home cooks and those already familiar with Indian cuisine. You’ll be absolutely delighted and amazed by the authentic flavor of these easy-to-prepare recipes. Suneeta’s repertoire of 150 exciting and inspired recipes includes classic recipes from northern and southern India, as well as her personal favorites, all of which have been adapted for North American kitchens. These savory and tantalizing dishes bring the innovative flavors of India to your home.
Armed with the delicious recipes in this book and some aromatic Indian spices, you can prepare everything from snacks and appetizers to poultry, fish and vegetarian meals. There are also chapters dedicated to accompaniments, such as chutneys, sweets and beverages, so you can create a truly authentic Indian dining experience.
Suneeta shares her wealth of Indian cooking experience and knowledge by providing insightful cooking tips throughout the book. Whether you already love Indian cooking or are thinking about giving it a try, this is the perfect place to start.
About the Author
From the Website
Suneeta Vaswani was born in Mumbai, India, and lived in Houston, Texas, for many years. She has taught Indian cooking in the U.S. and internationally for over 30 years and has recently moved back￼￼ to Mumbai.