All Four Stars (Hardcover)

By Tara Dairman

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399162527, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2014



An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014
An Amazon Editors Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading
A scrumptious gem of a story Jennifer A. Nielsen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The False Prince"
"Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York's toughest restaurant critic." "(Just don t tell anyone that she's in sixth grade.)"
Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea Now she's eleven, and after a creme brulee accident (just a "small" fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She's devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she's mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.
But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City all while keeping her identity a secret Easy as pie, right?

About the Author

Tara Dairman is a playwright and recovering world traveler. She grew up in New York and received a B.A. in creative writing from Dartmouth College. She now lives with her husband in Colorado. This is her first novel.

Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @taradairman"