Bliss (Hardcover)

By Kathryn Littlewood

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062084231, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

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Description

The perfect novel for young readers who love baking and magic

Rosemary Bliss's family has a secret. It's the Bliss Cookery Booke--an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Singing Gingersnaps.

Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke locked away while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. "Aunt" Lily rides a motorcycle and also whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, non-magical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lily--a lot less fun.

So Rose and her siblings experiment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke. A few Love Muffins and Cookies of Truth couldn't cause too much trouble . . . could they?

Kathryn Littlewood's culinary caper blends rich emotional flavor with truly enchanting wit, yielding one heaping portion of hilarious family adventure.



Praise For Bliss

“Quite delicious and very funny.”
-Wall Street Journal

“Middle-grade readers who enjoy slapstick humor and fantastical adventures will get a generous helping of each here in what amounts to an impressive debut.”
-Boston Globe

“The children’s attempts at magic and the subsequent flubs simply make this cannot-put-it-down delectable.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Delicious and exciting.”
-Washington Post

“A heroine with baking in her blood and a zany plot liberally sprinkled with humor blend into fun family adventure. Lighthearted bliss.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Littlewood’s first novel mixes the sincere and the silly with entertaining results.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Humor abounds in this sweet story that stresses the importance of family, and readers will enjoy getting to know the eccentric Bliss family. ”
-School Library Journal

“This sweet (but never syrupy) story has surprising substance and broad appeal. A humorous tone, clear, thoughtful writing, and a brisk pace will also ensure that this one is gobbled up quickly.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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