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Close to Famous

Joan Bauer - Author

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ISBN 9780142420171 | 272 pages | 05 Jan 2012 | Puffin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 10 - AND UP years
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Awards
  • Schneider Family Book Award
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A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer!

When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. Soon Foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge - learning to read . . . just as Foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them. Thanks to the folks in Culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good.

"Foster's ebullient personality and spunk . . . convince anyone that she will be able to 'make the world a better place one cupcake at a time.'" - Kirkus Reviews


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