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A Tangle of Knots
A Tangle of Knots
 
Step into a magical world, where all our Fates are tangled in surprising ways...
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Longlisted for the 
National Book Award!

In a magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that Fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent thief who could alter her life forever.

Resources for teachers and librarians
             (aligned to Common Core standards for Grades 4-6) 
  • Watch a video tutorial (below) to learn to make Miss Mallory's peach cake 
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Penguin Books (Philomel)
Winter 2013
hardcover: 978-0-399-25517-5
paperback: 978-0-147-51013-6
Awards and honors 
National Book Award Longlist 2013
An Amazon.com Best Book of 2013
​A Booklist Editors' Choice of 2013
​A Children's Choice Book of 2014​
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2014​
​A Junior Library Guild selection​
An ALSC Tween Recommended Read

A Tangle of Knots has been named to six state reading lists!
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award 2015-2016
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Awards (Wyoming) 2015-2016
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award 2016
  • Oregon Reader's Choice Award 2016

Reviews
Booklist / STARRED review
★ Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come.

The Wall Street Journal
[A] blithe magical puzzle . . . Like a magician's trick rope, all the narrative knots disappear at the end, with a flourish.

EntertainmentWeekly.com
Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories . . . Lyrical.  A-

Nancy Pearl (NPR's Morning Edition)
A perfect book for middle-grade readers for summer reading . . . It has pride of place on my bookshelves at home.

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