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The Secret Ingredient

Laura Schaefer, Sujean Rim (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/26/2012)

Description

It’s nearing the end of summer before ninth grade and Annie has been busy working as a barista at her grandmother's teashop, Th Steeping Leaf.  In between serving up chai lattes and matcha frappes, Annie has gotten involved in a scone bakeoff with one of Louisa's tea suppliers. The winner gets an all-expenses paid trip to London for a tea vacation! Annie The competition is tough and sabatoge is in the air when suddenly Annie's food blog begins attracting mean comments. Then there's the whole matter of a stolen kiss with Zach Anderson in the Steeping Leaf stockroom. Could Annie's former sworn enemy become her current love interest? With the help of her two best friends, Genna and Zoe, can Annie come up with an awesome contest entry and sort out her love life before the end of the summer?


Praise For The Secret Ingredient

"some wise lessons about life, love, friendship and honest achievement."- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"a cozy story steeped in tea history, memorabilia, and recipes layered with bits of archival advertising and tea quotes." -School Library Journal

"...the rich descriptions of delicious treats and tea, along with the message about locally
sourced ingredients, will draw young foodies. Recipes and blog posts punctuate this squeaky-clean read."--BOOKLIST

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781442419599, 240pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011



About the Author

Laura Schaefer is the author of The Teashop GirlsThe Secret Ingredient, and Littler Women. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing middle grade novels, you might find her scoping out local coffee shops, taking long walks with only partially working headphones, and poking around the library for treasures. Laura’s favorite Little Women character is Jo (whose isn’t?), but she confesses to a strong fondness for Amy as well. Visit her online at LauraSchaeferWriter.com or follow her on Twitter at @TeaShopGirl.

Sujean Rim is the author and illustrator of Take a Breath, the Birdie’s Big-Girl ShoesBirdie’s Big-Girl DressBirdie’s Big-Girl HairZoogie Boogie Fever!Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland, and more. She has worked as an illustrator for clients including Tiffany & Co., Target, and the website DailyCandy. Sujean lives in New York with her favorite artist and husband Bob, and their son, Charlie. Find her online at SujeanRim.com.