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Sep 6, 2015

A curry for Murray

Kate Hunter, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

University of Qld Press
ISBN: 978 0 7022 5354 6
RRP: $24.95

Brisbane Author, Gold Coast illustrator and Queensland publisher – what a coincidence for a special day! Molly decides to make a curry for Murray when his wife Maureen is admitted to hospital. He spreads the word on how well she cooks and soon Molly is cooking for all sorts. The text has a culinary rhyme: boiled eggs for Mrs Gregg; macaroni for Sam Maloney; steak and kidney for a builder in Sydney; and finally savoury mince for the faraway prince. Light and breezy watercolour illustrations have an upbeat domesticity and show each meal’s ingredients. The story is sweetly rounded off with Murray and Maureen repaying Molly’s kindness with something that rhymes with her name. Can you guess?

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