Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown

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Schwartz & Wade Books
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8.8 X 11.6 X 0.5 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson is the prolific, bestselling, and versatile author of many books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called, "a charming, delightful homage." Hopkinson's backlist picture-book gems include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, and Fannie in the Kitchen, which is also about a cookbook writer and received four starred reviews. Deborah Hopkinson was awarded a Robert F. Sibert Honor for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. Visit her at or on Twitter @deborahopkinson.

Giselle Potter is the author of This Is My Dollhouse, which the New York Times hailed as "celebrat[ing] the best of free play." She has illustrated many books for children, among them Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She also wrote and illustrated Tell Me What to Dream About. Giselle lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at


"Both budding chefs and those who happily (and patriotically) consume their handiwork will eat this up." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review