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© 2021 Lisa Graff
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 Children's Choice Book
  • 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
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award
A Clatter of Jars
autographed copies!
audio book!