A Dash of Magic

A Dash of Magic

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This second book in the acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart-punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection to please every reader's sweet tooth!

The Bliss family's magical Cookery Booke was stolen by evil Aunt Lily at the end of Bliss, the first novel in the series. Now twelve-year-old Rosemary has a chance to win it back: she challenges her aunt to an Iron Chef-style international baking competition in Paris. But the only way to beat the cheating Aunt Lily is to gather magical ingredients of her own. Together with her brothers and their talking cat and mouse, Rose races across Paris--from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum--to gather what she needs to out-bake--and out-magic--her conniving aunt.

If Rose wins, the cherished Cookery Booke will return to her family where it belongs. If she loses--well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. . . .
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 148 x 215 x 31mm | 413g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062084291
  • 9780062084293
  • 772,963

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The Heat Is On

Rosemary Bliss will do anything to get back her family's magical Cookery Booke.

That's why she challenges 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's 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 race around Paris to find essential--and elusive--magical ingredients that will help her outbake--and outmagic--her conniving aunt.

She has to win or the Bliss Cookery Booke will be lost to her family forever.

This second helping in Kathryn Littlewood's Bliss series combines hilarious magic and daring adventure to make one delectable reading treat.
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Praise for BLISS: "Delicious and exciting."--Washington Post
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2,329 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 40% (932)
4 37% (858)
3 20% (457)
2 3% (66)
1 1% (16)

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Reviewed by Avery, age 9 Rosemary is determined to get back her family Cookery Book that her Aunt Lily stole from them, and Rose challenges her to a cooking competition. However, Rose needs to cheat to make sure she gets the book back or lose it forever. Using magic, Rose and her brother have to go on a wild hunt around Paris to find magical ingredients to help her bake up something that will beat her Aunt. With the help of a silly cat who talks, a mouse that doesn't seem to get eaten by the cat, and her grandpa who has been lost, she will do whatever it takes to win. Full Review can be found at http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/3/post/2013/07/a-dash-0f-magic-a-bliss-novel.htmlshow more
by Kim Heimbuch
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