Close to Famous

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Close to Famous

By Joan Bauer

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670012824, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2011

Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.

About the Author
Joan Bauer is the author of nine previous novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book, "Hope Was Here," and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner, "Rules of the Road." She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York."