Summer of a Thousand Pies

by Margaret Dilloway

On Sale: 04/16/2019

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Summer of a Thousand Pies

by Margaret Dilloway

On Sale: 04/16/2019

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About the Book

A heartfelt contemporary middle grade novel about a girl who must try to save her aunt’s failing pie shop, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish, Fish in a Tree—and The Great British Baking Show.

When Cady Bennett is sent to live with the aunt she didn’t even know she had in the quaint mountain town of Julian, she isn’t sure what to expect. Cady isn’t used to stability, after growing up homeless in San Diego with her dad.

Now she’s staying in her mother’s old room, exploring the countryside filled with apple orchards and pie shops, making friends, and working in Aunt Shell’s own pie shop—and soon, Cady starts to feel like she belongs.

Then she finds out that Aunt Shell’s shop is failing. Saving the business and protecting the first place she’s ever really felt safe will take everything she's learned and the help of all her new friends. But are there some things even the perfect pie just can’t fix?

Summer of a Thousand Pies is a sweet and satisfying treat of a novel full of friendship, family, and, of course, pie.

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Critical Praise

“Readers will delight in Cady’s new world of baking and friends and learning that with both, she’ll be able to get through just about anything. This fabulous book about making pies will leave you hungry, while Cady’s journey toward making a life will leave you entirely satisfied.” - Donna Gephart, award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin and In Your Shoes

“Margaret Dilloway approaches tough topics with a fine touch. Readers are going to love Cady’s spunk, determination, and grit.” - Karina Yan Glaser, the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

“Memorable characters and strong writing make this more than just a book about pie.” - School Library Journal

“Fans of Anne of Green Gables will find a satisfying story and another heroine to cheer on…. Sweet as pie.” - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062803467
  • ISBN 10: 0062803468
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 04/16/2019
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food

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