A Tangle of Knots

By Lisa Graff
(Philomel, Hardcover, 9780399255175, 240pp.)

Publication Date: February 5, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“Cady, an orphan with a talent for baking the perfect cake for any person, anywhere, hopes her 'real and true family will step right out of the fog.' When Toby appears out of that fog, it seems she may have finally found her perfect father. Both charming and not-so-charming characters, a pinch of magic, and a dash of mystery are all woven together to create the knot that is Cady's past and present life until the loops unravel to solve the puzzle that Graff has deftly created.”
-- Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE


Description

National Book Award nominee!

The magic of Savvy meets the complexity of When You Reach Me in this "blithe magical puzzle." --The Wall Street Journal


Told in multiple viewpoints, A Tangle of Knots is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. 

Lisa Graff adds a pinch of magic to a sharply crafted plot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.

Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS

"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, Entertainment Weekly [A-]

* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --Booklist, starred review

"Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy." --Publishers Weekly




About the Author

Lisa Graff is an award-winning novelist whose books have been named to a total of 26 state award lists. Her previous critically acclaimed novels include Double Dog Dare, The Thing about Georgie and Umbrella Summer. Lisa Graff has an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children and is an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in Pennsylvania.




Praise For A Tangle of Knots

Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS:

"[A] blithe magical puzzle." --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, Entertainment Weekly [A-]

* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --Kirkus Reviews *STARRED*

* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --Booklist *STARRED*

"Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy." --Publishers Weekly

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