Time for PIE!

For some reason, summer seems like pie season to me. (And boy, has this weekend declared itself to be summer!  We set a record high yesterday.)   Maybe because so many are made with fruit.  The perfect book to feed those pie cravings is PIE by Sarah Weeks, an historical fiction story for middle graders.

Alice and her Aunt Polly bond over her aunt’s award-winning pies which put their little town on the map.  People come from all over for Polly’s pies, which she gives away.   When Polly dies unexpectedly, the whole town is thrown for a loop as many businesses are dependent on tourists coming for Polly’s pies.

Alice’s mother has always resented that Polly gave away the pies instead of charging for them and getting rich (then sharing her wealth with her sister).  She is determined to recreate Polly’s award winning pie crust, but Polly never shared the recipe and when she dies, who inherits her secrets?  Her cat Lardo!  And Lardo is left to Alice.  How can someone leave a recipe to a cat?

Includes 14 tasty pie recipes:

Apple Crumble Pie Lemon Chess Pie
Coconut Cream Pie Key Lime Pie
Buttermilk Pie Concord Grape Pie
Green Tomato Pie Pecan Pie
Sour Cherry Pie Peach Pie
Huckleberry Pie Rhubarb Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie Peanut Butter Raspberry Pie

Which one to try first?
Happy reading and happy eating!

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