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BLISS by Kathryn Littlewood

BLISS

From the Bliss series, volume 1

By Kathryn Littlewood

Age Range: 8 - 12

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-06-208423-1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins

Twelve-year-old Rose and her siblings stir up trouble in Calamity Falls when they experiment with some old family recipes after their parents leave the Bliss bakery in their hands.

Ever since she saw “her mother fold a lightning bolt into a bowl of batter,” Rose has known “her parents made magic in the Bliss bakery.” Their secret recipes, guarded in the Bliss Cookery Booke, have discreetly averted many catastrophes in Calamity Falls. Next to her gorgeous brother Ty, her funny brother Sage and her adorable sister Leigh, dependable Rose feels invisible, but she longs to be a “good baker wizard.” When her parents go away, Rose is left in charge of the Cookery Booke and warned to let no one open or move it. Immediately, a mysterious stranger named Lily arrives, announcing she’s a distant cousin who’s come to help with the bakery. Rose suspects Lily really wants the Booke, but she falls under Lily’s insidious influence and finds herself baking and dispensing Love Muffins and Cookies of Truth with hilarious results. As Rose bakes her way out of trouble, she must choose between Lily and her own family. A heroine with baking in her blood and a zany plot liberally sprinkled with humor blend into fun family adventure. Black-and-white spot art highlights story elements.

Lighthearted bliss. (Fantasy. 8-12)