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About The Book
Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called “the Beasties,” Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!
About The Illustrator
Christine Davenier’s favorite dessert is profiterole au chocolat. She is the illustrator of many books for children including the Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest and The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, for which Christine received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year Award. She lives in Paris.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 19, 2009)
- Length: 160 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416963851
- Grades: 2 - 5
- Ages: 7 - 10
- Lexile ® 750 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
- KC3 Award Master List (MO)
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Dessert First Hardcover 9781416963851(1.2 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Hallie Durand Photo Credit: Sharon Stewart(4.1 MB)
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