Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Kingdom That Grew Out Of A Little Boy's Garden [1927]


The front cover features a drawn color illustration of pineapple plantings with mountains in the background. The title "The Kingdom That Grew Out of a Little Boy's Garden" is written in white lettering inside of a black rectangle outlined in orange and white lines. The author, Marion Mason Hale, is listed below. The back cover also features a drawn color illustration of pineapple plantings. In the center, there is a black rectangle consisting of a pineapple, a can of Hawaiian Pineapple, a plate of sliced pineapple, and a bowl of crushed pineapple. The inside pages begin with the history of pineapple and how it came from a little boy's garden. Some of the main headings in the story include in which a dream begins to come true, along comes dream number two, pineapples too must have their iron, now prepare for a great thrill, and now a pineapple kingdom all their own. Pages twenty and twenty one include illustrations, maps and information about The Island of Lanai. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Hawaiian Pineapple in them such as Hawaiian pineapple and chicken salad, Hawaiian pineapple fruit salad, stuffed tomato and Hawaiian pineapple salad, Hawaiian pineapple and candied sweet potatoes, Hawaiian pineapple fritters, Hawaiian pineapple sauce, Hawaiian pineapple cup, Hawaiian pineapple marshmallow whip. Each recipe includes a color illustration along with all the ingredients necessary and step-by-step directions.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Hale, Marion Mason

Brand Name: Dole

Publisher: Hawaiin Pineapple Co. (Honolulu, Hawaii)


43 p.

15.2 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Hale, Marion Mason. The Kingdom That Grew Out Of A Little Boy's Garden [1927]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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