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When Alice's aunt Polly, The Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason. With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as a warm pie on a cold day. You’ll enjoy every last bite.
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Sarah Weeks made all fourteen pies that she included in this book, but the recipes came from all over the country. Ultimately, she decided her favorite pie was cherry, with buttermilk coming in a close second. When not wielding her rolling pin, Sarah is at her desk, writing widely acclaimed novels, including So B. It; Oggie Cooder; Oggie Cooder, Party Animal; and As Simple As It Seems. She lives in New York and can be found on the Web at www.sarahweeks.com.Review:
Praise for PIE:
* "Weeks deftly leavens moments of hilarity with the process of grieving in this sweet coming-of-age story in which Alice learns from Aunt Polly to follow her heart and to open it as well. Readers will close the book with a satisfied sigh and may seek out an adult to help them bake a pie." - School Library Journal, starred review
* "What do you get when you take some scrumptious pie recipes, stir in a mix-up of a mystery involving an overweight cat and a legacy, then add a sly satirical nod to the Newbery Medal? This irresistible confection....Warm, delicious and filling." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The text richly describes the pie-making (and eating) process and includes multiple mouth-watering recipes for readers to try themselves. This would make a tasty readaloud for classrooms or families; stock up on pie ingredients first." - BCCB
"This enjoyable chapter book is a real charmer" - Booklist
"Stimulates both sweet tooths and sweet nostalgia" - Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1455833134
Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2011. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111455833134