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Chowder Rules!

The True Story of an Epic Food Fight

Anna Crowley Redding Vita Lane

32 pages
Islandport Press
Maine lawmaker Cleveland Sleeper loved steamy, creamy, dreamy clam chowder. Thoughts of tomatoes in his chowder made him see red. So he proposed a bill to make it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. New Yorkers were offended! A war of words raged, until finally a duel of chefs settled the matter once and for all. The story behind the great chowder cook-off of 1939 is told by author Anna Redding with gusto, humor, and, of course, good taste.
Author Bio
Anna Crowley Redding is a former Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter, anchor, and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Redding now focuses on digging up great stories for kids-which, as it turns out, is her true passion. She is the author of the young adult nonfiction titles, Google It: A History of Google, and Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World, and the picture book, Rescuing the Declaration of Independence.

Vita Lane is a children's book illustrator. She has created artwork for a wide variety of projects including quilting fabric, wedding invitations, an animated music video, puzzles, and more. She loves blueberries, yoga, hiking, dogs, and road trips. She has a freckle in her left eye and can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. This is her first picture book.