The Bake Shop Ghost (Hardcover)

By Marjorie A. Priceman (Illustrator), Jacqueline Ogburn

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618445578, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/8/2008)
Hardcover, Japanese (12/1/2007)

List Price: 16.00*
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Cora Lee Merriweather baked the best pies and cakes for miles—fluffy meringue pies, flaky strudels, layer cakes, sheet cakes, and cakes with frosting finer than Irish lace. But now Cora Lee haunts the shop she used to own.

When new bakers arrive to take over her empty bake shop, Cora Lee scares them away, each and every one. Then Annie Washington comes to town . . .

Jacqueline K. Ogburn and Marjorie Priceman combine their talents to give us an enchanting baker’s battle in this story about how to unlock the secrets of the perfect recipe and a lonely heart.

About the Author

Marjorie Priceman has illustrated many books for children, including the Caldecott Honor–winning books Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. Marjorie lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Jacqueline K. Ogburn worked as an editor at New York publishing houses for a decade before moving to a new home in North Carolina, raising her children, and beginning a second career as a children's book author.

Praise For The Bake Shop Ghost

"Priceman's gleeful watercolor-and-ink illustrations capture Cora Lee's ghostly hauntings with all the right swoops and swirls in this sweet story of how generous dollops of perseverance and kindness make the perfect cake." --Kirkus, starred Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Mouths will water just as surely as hearts warm at the story's touching conclusion." --Booklist, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Chock-full of fluffy meringue pies and forlorn poltergeist, this culinary ghost story shows how, with a little determination, two cooks can learn to share a single kitchen." —Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly