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All Four Stars
by Tara Dairman


Overview - An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014
An Amazon Editors Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading
A scrumptious gem of a story Jennifer A. Nielsen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The False Prince"
"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 creme brulee accident (just a "small" fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance).
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More About All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
 
 
 
Overview
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014
An Amazon Editors Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading
A scrumptious gem of a story Jennifer A. Nielsen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The False Prince"
"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 creme brulee 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?"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399162527
  • ISBN-10: 0399162526
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Cooking & Food
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

In her debut novel, Dairman introduces sixth-grade foodie Gladys Gatsby, who—despite her parents’ inexplicable aversion to all things culinary—endeavors to someday become a food critic for a New York City newspaper. The opening scene, with Gladys accidentally setting fire to the curtains while attempting to make crème brûlée, is more lively than what initially follows, as Gladys is banished from the kitchen, suffers through the trials of school, befriends the kid next door, and tries to figure out what to write for a class essay contest. Dairman’s story picks up again when Gladys’s essay accidentally winds up in the wrong hands and she must become a newspaper food critic overnight. Younger readers (especially those who know their way around a kitchen) will be amused by Gladys’s reviews of her parents’ horrible cooking (“The peas... arrived at the table in a soggy, mushy state fit for a baby”) and her plot to get to New York City without alerting any adults. Though Gladys’s classmates are familiar types, the triumphant conclusion makes this a tasty read. Ages 8–12. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (July)

 
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