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Close to Famous, by Joan Bauer
Foster McFee is a twelve year old girl who dreams of having her own cooking show one day. People in her life have their own dreams of becoming famous. How does perserverance make their dreams come true? Due to her negative experiences in former schools, she did not know how to read or write. How does she learn to overcome this obstacle in Culpepper?
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 7.80 X 5.10 X 0.50 (inches)|
When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. Soon Foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge - learning to read . . . just as Foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them. Thanks to the folks in Culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good.
School Library Journal says, "When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funny characters, Bauer is in a class by herself."
Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.joanbauer.com.