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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.

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"Delightfully quirky characters populate the 1950s-era small town of Ipswitch, Pa., beginning with 10-year-old Alice's aunt Polly, pie baker extraordinaire, who confounds her family and neighbors by giving away — rather than selling — her shop's mouthwatering pies. Astonish­ing­ly, her nonprofit business flourishes, lifting the town's economy and fame, as Polly repeatedly wins the coveted Blueberry Award. Polly's death leads to widespread grieving, as well as anxiety about Ipswitch's future. Humor and mystery ensue when the town learns that Polly inexplicably bequeathed her secret piecrust recipe to her grouchy cat, Lardo, and Lardo to Alice. In response, adults indulge in behavior ranging from bizarre to criminal: the entire town begins baking pies, someone catnaps Lardo and ransacks Polly's store, and Alice's unpleasant and money-grubbing mother becomes even more so, feeling jilted by being left out of Polly's will. Alice and her friend Charlie become amateur sleuths and prevail over adult immaturity, while Polly's generous spirit resonates from beyond the grave. With pie recipes introducing each chapter, Weeks's (As Simple as It Seems) novel stimulates both sweet tooths and sweet nostalgia. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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

When Alice's Aunt Polly 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 surly cat Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

Suddenly Alice is thrust into the center of a piestorm, with everyone in town trying to be the next pie-contest winner ... including Alice's mother and some of Alice's friends. The whole community is going pie-crazy . . . and it's up to Alice to discover the ingredients that really matter. Like family. And friendship. And enjoying what you do.

About the Author

Sarah Weeks is the author of Oggie Cooder, So B. It, Jumping the Scratch, and the Guy series. She lives in New York, where she writes and bakes. Her favorite pie is blueberry.

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library goddess, November 29, 2011 (view all comments by library goddess)
Apple, peach, pear, or plum...pick a pie and the recipe is probably in this delightful young readers novel. Aunt Polly bakes the best pies in the country but when she dies, she leaves her secret pie crust recipe worth millions of dollars to her cat Lardo. Or does she?? Pie contests, suspicious news reporters, muscle women, Sky King, and new found friends all bake up into one delicious story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545270113
Author:
Weeks, Sarah
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Family - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Delightfully quirky characters populate the 1950s-era small town of Ipswitch, Pa., beginning with 10-year-old Alice's aunt Polly, pie baker extraordinaire, who confounds her family and neighbors by giving away — rather than selling — her shop's mouthwatering pies. Astonish­ing­ly, her nonprofit business flourishes, lifting the town's economy and fame, as Polly repeatedly wins the coveted Blueberry Award. Polly's death leads to widespread grieving, as well as anxiety about Ipswitch's future. Humor and mystery ensue when the town learns that Polly inexplicably bequeathed her secret piecrust recipe to her grouchy cat, Lardo, and Lardo to Alice. In response, adults indulge in behavior ranging from bizarre to criminal: the entire town begins baking pies, someone catnaps Lardo and ransacks Polly's store, and Alice's unpleasant and money-grubbing mother becomes even more so, feeling jilted by being left out of Polly's will. Alice and her friend Charlie become amateur sleuths and prevail over adult immaturity, while Polly's generous spirit resonates from beyond the grave. With pie recipes introducing each chapter, Weeks's (As Simple as It Seems) novel stimulates both sweet tooths and sweet nostalgia. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!

When Alice's Aunt Polly 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 surly cat Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

Suddenly Alice is thrust into the center of a piestorm, with everyone in town trying to be the next pie-contest winner ... including Alice's mother and some of Alice's friends. The whole community is going pie-crazy . . . and it's up to Alice to discover the ingredients that really matter. Like family. And friendship. And enjoying what you do.

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