Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545270113, 183pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!
When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.
Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of donig something for the right reason.
With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as warm pie on a cold day. You'll enjoy every last bite.
Praise for So B. It:
* This is lovely writing--real, touching, and pared cleanly down to the essentials.” Booklist, starred review
* Refreshing, offbeat charactersreaders will be genuinely touched and surprised.” VOYA, starred review
A remarkable novel. [Heidi's] cross-country journey is brave and daring and yields surprising results.” - The New York Times Book Review
The search for home and history is one that readers will find compelling.” Kirkus Reviews