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Close to Famous

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Close to Famous

By Joan Bauer

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142420171, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2012

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Description
A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer
When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. Soon Foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge - learning to read . . . just as Foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them. Thanks to the folks in Culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good.


About the Author
Joan Baueris the author of many books for young readers. She received a NewberyHonor Medal forHope Was Here, and theL.A. TimesBook Prize forRules of the Road.The Christopher Award was given to bothHope was HereandClose to Famous, whichalsoreceived the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers. School Library Journalsays, When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funnycharacters, Bauer is in a class by herself. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit her at www.joanbauer.com."
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