Rosemary Bliss's family has a secret. It's the Bliss Cookery Bookean ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke under lock and whisk-shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. "Aunt" Lily rides a motorcycle, wears purple sequins, and whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, nonmagical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lilya lot less fun.
So Rose and her siblings experiment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke.
A few Love Muffins and a few dozen Cookies of Truth couldn't cause too much trouble ... could they?
Kathryn Littlewood's culinary caper blends rich emotional flavor with truly magical wit, yielding one heaping portion of hilarious family adventure.
"Littlewood's first novel mixes the sincere and the silly with entertaining results." - Publishers Weekly
"A heroine with baking in her blood and a zany plot liberally sprinkled with humor blend into fun family adventure. Lighthearted bliss." - Kirkus Reviews
"Humor abounds in this sweet story that stresses the importance of family, and readers will enjoy getting to know the eccentric Bliss family." - School Library Journal
"The children's attempts at magic and the subsequent flubs simply make this cannot-put-it-down delectable." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Quite delicious and very funny." - Wall Street Journal
"Middle-grade readers who enjoy slapstick humor and fantastical adventures will get a generous helping of each here in what amounts to an impressive debut." - Boston Globe
"Delicious and exciting." - Washington Post
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Kathryn Littlewood is a writer, actress, comedienne, and bon vivant who lives in New York City, works often in Los Angeles, and has a sweet tooth for pain au chocolat and sweet novels for middle-grade readers, namely the Bliss series.
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