Thursday, December 4, 2014

"This is a treasure of a book for the mid-grade girls in your life." ~Jocelyn
Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York’s toughest restaurant critic. (Just don’t tell anyone that she’s in sixth grade.)

Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she’s eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.

But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret! Easy as pie, right?

Jocelyn says:
"I am CRAZY about this mid-grade book!

11-year-old loner Gladys loves to cook—but must keep it a secret from her junk food addicted, fake sugar using, microwave everything parents. After almost setting the house on fire with her dad's blowtorch, she is forbidden to touch the stove, much less cook anything on it. A perceptive teacher helps Gladys help herself—with a little help from her (new) friends.

This book is a treasure, especially for the mid-grade girls in your life. It reminds me a bit of Harriet the Spy (with a foodie focus).

I loved loved LOVED it!"  ~Jocelyn             

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