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Pie by Sarah Weeks
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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8




Pie: 07/10/13

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Pie by Sarah Weeks is a tween historical fiction about a girl, a cat and a missing pie crust recipe. Alice, the girl, has inherited Aunt Polly's cat, Lardo (think of Crisco) and her famous Ipswitch pie shop (think the Pie Hole from Pushing Daisies). Her will, though, says that she left her award winning pie crust recipe to Lardo.

As you can imagine, Lardo, the highly disagreeable cat, is cat napped. Alice does everything in her power to find the cat, while her mother tries to master the recipes (even though she shows no talent or interesting in baking).

With each chapter there is a pie recipe. The afterword includes information on how the recipes were collected. I didn't try any of the recipes — as my daughter and I already have our own selection of favorites. I will, say, though, that my daughter makes a pie crust that could rival Aunt Polly's

The Pie Hole from Pushing Daisies

Five stars

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