The Doughnut Fix
Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming book about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts.
Tristan isn't Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville—a town with one street and no restaurants. It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters.
His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and it's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew...
A perfect book for:
- Ages 9-12
- Children with the entrepreneurial spirit!
- Parents and teachers looking to inspire a growth mindset!
- Young foodies looking for fun recipes!
Praise For The Doughnut Fix…
"A warm and delicious start to a new series… Tightly written and accessible. Hand to budding entrepreneurs and chefs; this is will be a nice entree in their menu of reading choices." — School Library Journal
"Tristan is a charmer; he's earnest, loving, wistful, and practical, and he narrates his own tale without guile." — Kirkus Reviews
"Janowitz accurately portrays the chaotic emotions moving can trigger in this sweet, relatable story. Tristan’s doughnut endeavor will hold wide appeal as a pleasure read, and may inspire young foodies or entrepreneurs to think beyond the
lemonade stand." — Booklist
"This book will appeal to many readers, especially those who are interested in baking or starting a business." — School Library Connection
Sourcebooks Young Readers, 9781492655411, 304pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
About the Author
Jessie Janowitz grew up in New York City and is still living there with her husband and three children, all of whom love doughnuts as much as she does. She is the author of The Doughnut Fix and The Doughnut King. Visit jessiejanowitz.com.