From the Award Winning Author of Millicent Marie is Not My Name
Ballet and baking pies – these are two of twelve year old Georgie Harris’ favorite things. When her parents decide to move closer to her grandmother’s nursing home, Georgie quickly learns the bad news: dance lessons are too expensive in this new town.
Instead, Georgie spends most of her time baking pies to bring to her grandmother at the Willow Lakes Nursing Home. There she meets Eve, who inspires Georgie with stories of having danced with a world famous Russian ballerina many years ago.
As Georgie and Eve’s friendship evolves, their tales intertwine in this feel good story showing dreams really can come true.
Grade: A (Five Stars)
This is an adorable book. Simply adorable. I just love pie, so any b0ok that involves a nice piece of pie is alright with me, but the character, the young girl, is quite special. I did love the bit of attitude that she had, I felt like when you make a children’s book character, sometimes people make the child so perfect, when in fact, it’s quite the opposite some days. Overall, I thought this was a sweet story, with a very funny twist at the end. I thought it had a nice lesson, and a good flow, and I think any young girl would enjoy having this story read to her, or reading it herself. I think that the author has a real talent for making an interesting and realistic story, with just enough plot to make it worthwhile! Great job!
*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
Karen Pokras Toz writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction. Her books have won several awards including two Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, First Place in the Children’s Chapter Books category and the Grand Prize overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as winning first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature, and placing Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. Her books for children include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name, and Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adults, she recently published Chasing Invisible. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com.