Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Dash of Magic by Kathryn Littlewood

Rosemary Bliss will do anything to get back her family’s magical Cookery Booke.
That’s why she challenges her aunt Lily to an international baking competition in Paris: If Rose wins, Lily agrees to return the Cookery Booke that she stole. If Rose loses—well, the consequences are too ugly to think about.
But Lily isn’t playing fair—she is using a magical ingredient to cheat. The only way for Rose to compete is for her to find magical ingredients of her own.
Together with her long-lost grandpa, his sarcastic talking cat, and a turncoat French mouse, Rose and her brothers must race around Paris to find essential—and elusive—magical ingredients to help her outbake—and outmagic—her conniving aunt.
Rose has to win or the Bliss Cookery Booke will be lost to her family forever

Publisher: Katherine Tegen 
Number of Pages: 384
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 12
I am a big fan of Ms. Littlewood and her first book Bliss.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Dash of Magic, the second book in the series. The main character Rose and her siblings are in Paris searching for magic ingredients to beat their evil Aunt Lily in a competition to win back a family treasure; their will be big consequences if they do not succeed. I liked the combination of being in Paris on an adventure with Rose and I like the fantasy aspects of the book. The story is exciting and entertaining.  I recommend this book for girls and boys ages 8-12.
Thank you to HarperCollins Childrens Books for this magical book--I had been anxiously awaiting Bliss's sequel!

This book hits shelves February of 2013! 

Happy reading!
Lily, age 12

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