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Title:
The just desserts club
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Sixth grader Cricket finds just the right dessert to bake for school events during the year. Includes recipes for Zucchini "Apple" Crisp, No Bake Orange Balls, and Mystery Ingredient Chocolate Cake.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 2.0 50394.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780688162665
Format :
Book

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Sixth grader Cricket finds just the right dessert to bake for school events during the year. Includes recipes for Zucchini Apple Crisp, No Bake Orange Balls, and Mystery Ingredient Chocolate Cake.


Author Notes

Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science.

She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles.

Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Many events inspire Cricket and her friends to cook: a relentless menu of steamed zucchini when the vegetable is in season, a bake sale to raise money for the homeless, a Valentine holiday full of sweet secrets, and an April Fools' Day party with foods prepared using unexpected ingredients. Each of the book's four chapters ends with four recipes related to its story. The book's title refers to a club formed by boys and girls who decide it would be fun to get together to make (and eat) . . . just desserts. With fairly large type and a selection of simple, appealing recipes, this piece of episodic fiction will appeal to those beginning to cook as well as those who are beginning to read chapter books. Light fare that goes down easy. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-During summer vacation, sixth-grader Cricket Kaufman and her friends learn to bake after she decides to find some creative ways to use up her family's extra zucchini. Making special desserts with her classmates becomes a regular activity during the school year. She and her pals create tasty morsels for a variety of occasions-cookies to raise money for a food drive, Valentine's Day goodies, and April Fool's Day treats with mystery ingredients for their teacher's birthday. Recipes are included at the end of each chapter. Dugan's appealing black-and-white illustrations of the bakers and their desserts serve to break up the text. Beginning chapter-book readers will enjoy the antics of the likable characters in these light, funny stories, though the recipes will require adult assistance.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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