An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014
An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading
“A scrumptious gem of a story!”—Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince
Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York’s toughest restaurant critic. (Just don’t tell anyone that she’s in sixth grade.)
Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she’s eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.
But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret! Easy as pie, right?
Tara Dairman is a playwright and recovering world traveler. She grew up in New York and received a B.A. in creative writing from Dartmouth College. She now lives with her husband in Colorado. This is her first novel.
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Praise for ALL FOUR STARS:
· An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014
· An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading
FROM JENNIFER A. NIELSON, New York Times bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE:
“A scrumptious gem of a story!”
“Gladys is a lovable character with plenty of spunk and desire, and readers will happily cheer her on, while the fresh plot adds a delicious dimension to the host of stories set in sixth grade.”
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“A preteen restaurant critic is born . . . [An] entertaining story about the joy of following one’s bliss.”
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“Younger readers will be amused by Gladys’s reviews of her parents’ horrible cooking and her plot to get to New York City without alerting any adults . . . The triumphant conclusion makes this a tasty read.”
FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
“The characters are well drawn . . . Give this one to your young foodies.”