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Pie by Sarah Weeks

Pie (edition 2011)

by Sarah Weeks

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Authors:Sarah Weeks
Info:Scholastic Press (2011), Hardcover, 192 pages
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Pie by Sarah Weeks

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i really loved this book! it was awesome! one of my favorite parts was aunt pollys pie recipes was in there at the start of every chapter. ( )
  the.jenna.bean | Jun 21, 2016 |
Recommended by Brooke Wilcox ( )
  ibkennedy | Jun 8, 2016 |
It's cute, not the most original story in the world but a sweet coming-of-age story (isn't it handy how just about every YA book can be called that?) about a girl who loved her aunt, the best pie-maker in the world - who has suddenly died. Now she is left to grieve with her unsympathetic parents (her mother is bitter and insists that the aunt was really evil and out to undermine everything her little sister did - which I found a little tiring), a town suddenly obsessed with pie baking (and winning the pie baking contest her aunt has won for the past 14 years), and her aunt's cat that doesn't even like her. The thing is, her aunt's will says she left her famous pie dough recipe to the cat. Where is it? No one knows.

I say read it, it doesn't take a huge amount of time and I could see ten/eleven year old girls liking this book. There's also a pie recipe at the beginning of every chapter, which I might just have to test out for myself! ( )
  Jaina_Rose | Mar 1, 2016 |
Narrated by Kate Rudd. Alice’s beloved Aunt Polly is the queen of pie-making in Ipswich, Pennsylvania, winning the coveted Blueberry Award 13 years in a row. Her sudden passing stuns and saddens the townspeople who loved her pies. In her will, she inexplicably leaves her coveted pie crust recipe to her cat Lardo, whom she wills to Alice. Almost everyone in town tries their hand at pie-making in the hope of filling Polly’s shoes but a mysterious person goes a step further to try and snare the pie crust recipe by catnapping Lardo and ransacking Polly’s store. I enjoyed the sweet lightness and simplicity of Rudd’s narration. She vividly brings out the personalities of the main characters through expression, emotion and pacing. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
A story as sweet as the title, with fourteen pie recipes to boot! ( )
  lillibrary | Jan 23, 2016 |
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"Thank you very much." Alice was standing beside the bed when her aunt Polly reached a trembling hand out from underneath the leopard-print bedspread (Polly loved leopard print) and pulled the girl close to whisper in her ear.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545270111, Hardcover)

From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!

When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of donig something for the right reason.

With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as warm pie on a cold day. You'll enjoy every last bite.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:25 -0400)

After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes.… (more)

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