A Dash of Magic (Hardcover)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062084293, 356pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
This second book in the acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart-punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection to please every reader's sweet tooth
The Bliss family's magical Cookery Booke was stolen by evil Aunt Lily at the end of Bliss, the first novel in the series. Now twelve-year-old Rosemary has a chance to win it back: she challenges her aunt to an Iron Chef-style international baking competition in Paris. But the only way to beat the cheating Aunt Lily is to gather magical ingredients of her own. Together with her brothers and their talking cat and mouse, Rose races across Paris--from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum--to gather what she needs to out-bake--and out-magic--her conniving aunt.
If Rose wins, the cherished Cookery Booke will return to her family where it belongs. If she loses--well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. . . .
Praise For A Dash of Magic…
Praise for BLISS: “Quite delicious and very funny.”
-Wall Street Journal
Praise for BLISS: “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.”
Praise for BLISS: “Delicious and exciting.”
Praise for Bliss: “Littlewood’s first novel mixes the sincere and the silly with entertaining results.”
Praise for Bliss: “A heroine with baking in her blood and a zany plot liberally sprinkled with humor blend into fun family adventure. Lighthearted bliss.”
Praise for Bliss: “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
Praise for Bliss: “The children’s attempts at magic and the subsequent flubs simply make this cannot-put-it-down delectable.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for Bliss: “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