A Dash of Magic by Kathryn Littlewood
A Bliss Novel

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This second book in the acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart-punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection to please every reader's sweet tooth!

The Bliss family's magical Cookery Booke was stolen by evil Aunt Lily at the end of Bliss, the first novel in the series. Now twelve-year-old Rosemary has a chance to win it back: she challenges her aunt to an Iron Chef-style international baking competition in Paris. But the only way to beat the cheating Aunt Lily is to gather magical ingredients of her own. Together with her brothers and their talking cat and mouse, Rose races across Paris—from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum—to gather what she needs to out-bake—and out-magic—her conniving aunt.

If Rose wins, the cherished Cookery Booke will return to her family where it belongs. If she loses—well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. . . .


About Kathryn Littlewood

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Kathryn Littlewood is a writer, actress, comedienne, and bon vivant who lives in New York City, works often in Los Angeles, and has a sweet tooth for pain au chocolat and sweet novels for tween readers.
Published February 12, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books. 373 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Cooking. Fiction

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In this hilarious sequel to Bliss (2012), 12-year-old Rose Bliss and her eccentric family travel to Paris, where she competes in an international pastry competition to outbake her scheming Aunt Lily Le Fey and recover the Bliss Cookery Booke.

Dec 12 2012 | Read Full Review of A Dash of Magic: A Bliss Novel

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Rosemary is determined to get back her family Cookery Book that her Aunt Lily stole from them, and Rose challenges her to a cooking competition.

Mar 05 2013 | Read Full Review of A Dash of Magic: A Bliss Novel

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Budding pastry chef Rosemary tries to get the family's magical recipe book back from her villainous Aunt Lily -- a quest that takes the whole Bliss family, as well as a talking cat, to a prestigious cooking competition in Paris.

Feb 12 2013 | Read Full Review of A Dash of Magic: A Bliss Novel

Gr 3–6—In this sequel to Bliss (HarperCollins, 2012), Littlewood continues her frothy tale of the magical baking family as they enter a high-stakes culinary competition in Paris to win back their magic recipe book from their evil relative, Lily Le Fay. It is 12-year-old Rose and her siblings who ...

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