Walking Through a World of Aromas

Walking Through a World of Aromas
Author: Ariel Andrés Almada
Illustrator: Sonja Wimmer
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-8415619482
Pages: 24
Price: $16.95

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Annie is born blind, but soon discovers that she can navigate around the house using her sense of smell. Furniture shines with lemony wax, sweet-smelling roses sit on a tabletop, and the aroma of baking cookies leads her to the kitchen. As she grows older, she discovers she has a special way with cooking, always creating the most pleasant sensations in her meals.

Utilizing her unique talent, Annie is known throughout the village as the wise-woman who can use food to cure. But one man keeps coming back, hoping that Annie can soothe the loneliness in his heart. Will Annie see the same feelings lurking in her own heart?

Walking Through a World of Aromas is reminiscent of Like Water For Chocolate, in using food to evoke strong emotions. But in this sweet story, food is a cure, not a torment. Beautiful imagery in words and pictures fill this unique book. I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger