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"Close to Famous"

May 21st, 2013 at 02:54 am

No, I am not blogging about myself...

Funny how things work out...I am still baking bread with a couple more classes. The library assistant said she just finished a book by Joan Bauer titled, "Close to Famous" and it is a children's novel about a girl who bakes. I just finished reading and what a clever book.

The main character is being raised by a single mom; dad was killed in Iraq. She loves to bake, but her major problem is she cannot read. She and her mom roll into a small town and you meet the townspeople who all have their own problems.

I won't tell more, but it was worth a read and the author ended it with the girl, Foster, saying she is going to make the world a better place one cupcake at a time. Truly a delicious read!

4 Responses to “"Close to Famous"”

  1. laura Says:

    That sounds like a good read! I'll have to see if our library has it, and if not will have them order it. I'm always looking for good books for my kids. Thanks for the share.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, I read a kid's book called "Cousins" by Virginia Hamilton on Sunday. It reminded me of some difficult things I know about my mother's childhood. I thought about sending her the book, but decided it might be too upsetting. Frown Kid's books sometimes handle some serious stuff, don't they?

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Another good young adult (about 10 -12 yo) book:

    Petra Volare, fiction written by a duo (writer and a mythological expert) about what the daughter of Icarus would have been like. She is a assertive and independent person!

    not widely distributed (yet) but see the website
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  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the other book recommendations!

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