Future House Publishing, 9780615654492, 299pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
The first book in the bestselling Evertaster series
"Wonderfully talented writing; funny." --Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author, Ender's Game
When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath, he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know--a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way, they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster--a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster's heels and the chefs' reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it's too late.
"Sidwell is a talented comedian, and that is certainly reflected in his writing. The characters are quirky and likable." --Deseret News
"One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I've come across in a long time." --WordSpelunking Book Review
"We were laughing by the first page and gasping by the third as we followed the pickiest eater in the world. . . . If there's a kid in your life--get them this book, and read it with them You won't want to miss out " --Rachelle Christensen, Rachelle's Writing Spot, Author of Caller ID