Bake Sale

Bake Sale

By Sara Varon

First Second, Hardcover, 9781596437401, 157pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011


Cupcake's life is pretty good. He's got his bakery, and his band, and his best friend, Eggplant. His days are full of cooking, socializing, and playing music. But lately, Cupcake has been struggling in the kitchen. He's sure the solution to all his problems is out there somewhere. But maybe that solution is hiding closer to home.

Sara Varon returns with an ageless tale as dreamy and evocative as her break-out hit graphic novel "Robot Dreams." At once deeply metaphorical and hilariously literal, "Bake Sale "is a story for anyone who's ever looked for an easy answer to life's intractable difficulties. It's also a cookbook: Varon includes seven delicious recipes, from classic cupcakes to sugared flower petals to marzipan.

About the Author
Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include "Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, "and" Chicken & Cat Clean Up". They have received many accolades--among others, "Odd Duck" was selected by "Kirkus Reviews" as one of the Best Children's Books of 2013, "Bake Sale" was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and "Robot Dreams "was on Oprah's Kids' Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.