BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler


Age Range: 8 - 11
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A young orphan will need all the magic she can muster if she is to help her friends, defeat an evil mage, and figure out how to save the kingdom from destruction.

Desperately hungry, Bee steals a bun from the local bakery. Astonishingly, instead of punishing her, Master Bouts gives her a warm place to sleep, clean clothes, and a job. But when Bee’s moods begin to find their ways into her baked goods, Master Bouts begins to suspect that the young orphan is more than she appears. After the castle requests treats from the bakery, Bee is sent to deliver them. There, she meets Princess Anika and the evil mage, Master Joris. When the two girls discover Joris’ plot to marry the princess off, Bee is determined to rescue her. While this joyful, creative adventure is filled with pirates, magic, missing trees, and a cuddly hedgehog, it is more than just a sweet ride. At its core, this is a story of bravery, resilience, and love. And while the premise of emotions magically empowering food is not new, this recipe has enough added ingredients to satisfy.

A sweet, magical, environmentally conscious adventure. (Fantasy. 8-11)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-62370-642-5
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2015


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