What child doesn't want to know where something 'came from'? Here's the birth story of the potato chip. George Crum, part Native American, part African American, lived in New York in the 1830s. He had a colorful personality and a strong sense of fairness. As a young man he developed a passion for cooking and landed a job in the prestigious Moon's Lake Hotel in Saratoga Springs. After a customer sent back an order of french fries because they weren't crispy enough, George thought he'd show that customer, cutting the potatoes paper thin and frying them crunchy crisp. The dish was a hit, and the rest is history. Taylor has written a compelling, compassionate, fact-based story. The illustrations by Frank Morrison are vibrant and full of emotion. This biography has enough detail to hold an older child's attention, and would be fun as a read-together with a younger one.