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Weeks, Sarah.
New York : Scholastic, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 6.6
ISBN 0545270111

2 booktalks
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Booktalk #1

Aunt Polly is the Pie Queen of Ipswitch. No one can make a better pie, thatís what Alice thinks of her Aunt Pollyís delicious pies. When Aunt Polly dies, she takes her secret pie crust recipe with her. Well, not quite. Pollyís will states that the recipe belongs to her cat Lardo. The will also says that Lardo now belongs to Alice. How can you leave a recipe to a cat?

Many people in town want to be the next big pie contest winner. Everyone is going pie-crazy. Someone is trying to steal the secret pie crust recipe. Lardoís in danger! Can Alice and her friend Charlie put all the pieces together before itís too late? (Booktalk written by Susan MacDonald- GSF Committee/Weeks Public Library)

Booktalk #2

Do you have a favorite pie that just makes your mouth water whenever you think about it? Then you will love this story about Alice and her very special Aunt Polly who is quite the celebrity in the town of Ipswich, Pennsylvania. Aunt Polly has a small bakeshop where she bakes and generously gives away the most amazing pies. She has even won the coveted Blueberry Award 13 times for her tasty treats! When Aunt Polly dies, it sets off a mad search throughout the town for those secret pie recipes. Alice inherits Lardo, Aunt Polly's cat with an attitude. When it is revealed that Lardo has inherited the recipes, he suspiciously disappears and Alice imagines the worst. Will Alice and her friend Charlie be able to get to the bottom of this tasty mystery? You may as well join the search. Who knows? Perhaps you will find a few new pie recipes to try!  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:     Pies -- Fiction.
                        Formulas, recipes, etc. -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Cats -- Fiction.

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