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.
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.
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.
- A Booklist Editors' Choice
- A Junior Library Guild selection
- A National Book Award nominee
- An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year
- A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- New Jersey Garden State Book Award
- North Carolina Book Award
- Oregon Reader's Choice Award
- Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award
- Illinois Bluestem Readers' Choice Award
- Iowa Children's Choice Award
- Massachusetts Children's Book Award