Pish Posh by Ellen Potter

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Super-snobby eleven-year-old Clara Frankofile has all she could possibly want. Her parents are rich, she lives in an apartment with its own roller coaster, and anyone who is anyone in New York City is terrified of her. Each night at her parents' fashionable restaurant, Pish Posh, Clara watches the celebrity diners, deciding who is important enough to stay and who must be banished. But Clara's world turns upside down when she discovers a mystery happening right under her nose. With the help of her new friend - a brilliant twelve-year-old jewel thief - Clara begins to look at life differently, and she may just be able to solve this most intriguing case.


About Ellen Potter

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Ellen Potter is the author of The Kneebone Boy, published by Feiwel and Friends, and praised as "a quirky charmer" by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. Her other novels include Slob, a Junior Library Guild selection, and the bestselling Olivia Kidney series. She lives in Upstate New York.
Published April 20, 2006 by Puffin. 188 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Monsieur Frankofile’s upscale restaurant, Pish Posh, has a gimmick: his daughter, Clara (11), who heartlessly polices the success or failure of each diner, determining who can have a reservation.

Apr 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Pish Posh

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A brooding Clara returns to her penthouse apartment, where rooms have enticing themes (there's a State Fair Room, a Day at the Beach Room, a Haunted House Room, etc.), and retires to the Tree Climbing Room.

Mar 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Pish Posh


Based on the jacket summary, I thought I was in for a cross between the book So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld and the film To Catch a Thief, as Clara befriends a girl barely older than her who is a jewel thief.

May 28 2006 | Read Full Review of Pish Posh

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