Cake: Love, Chickens and a Taste of Peculiar  -     By: Joyce Magnin
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Cake: Love, Chickens and a Taste of Peculiar

Zondervan / 2012 / Hardcover

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Spunky, smart, twelve-year-old Wilma Sue moves into her fifth foster home---this time to live with two quirky sisters. The sisters' house has something she's never known---love. Well, love and chickens and maybe a little magic---or so it appears. But mostly it's the love.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 1.10 X 6.10 X 11.10 (inches)
ISBN: 0310733332
ISBN-13: 9780310733331
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12

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Publisher's Description

More than frosting filled those cakes…

Wilma Sue seems destined to go from one foster home to the next—until she is sent to live with sisters and missionaries, Ruth and Naomi. Do they really care about Wilma Sue, or are they just looking for a Cinderella-style farmhand to help raise chickens and bake cakes?

As Wilma Sue adjusts to her new surroundings and helps deliver “special” cakes, Wilma Sue realizes there’s something strange going on. She starts looking for secret ingredients, and along the way she makes a new friend, Penny.

When Penny and her mother hit a rough patch, Naomi decides to make her own version of cake—with disastrous results. Then tragedy strikes the chickens, and all fingers point to Wilma Sue—just when she was starting to believe she could at last find a permanent home with Ruth and Naomi. Will the sisters turn her out, or will she discover what it feels like to be truly loved?

Author Bio

Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright’s Pond Series, and the middle grade novel, Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.

Publishers Weekly

Magnin (the Bright’s Pond series) brings a sense of whimsy to a middle-grade novel that frosts layers of issues with quirky humor. Abandoned by her mother, 12-year-old Wilma Sue isn’t expecting much at her next foster home with retired missionary sisters Ruth and Naomi Beedlemeyer, who keep chickens and bake extraordinary and mysterious cakes. As Wilma Sue settles in, she makes a new friend, Penny, who is also struggling with difficulties in her family. When a disaster involving the chickens occurs, the problem can only be solved with love and honesty. Magnin has added many charming ingredients to her tale—animals, oddball names (Snipplesmith, Pigsworthy), and fantastical elements centered on the sisters’ cakes. She also has her pulse on a child’s yearning to belong and be loved. It doesn’t all add up; Wilma Sue can be a little too precocious (would a child’s eye know “stone that looked like mica schist”?). But Magnin’s riotous imagination is fun to run with; she’s cooked up a sweet story. Ages 9–up. (Jan.) 2012 Reed Business Information

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