A Long Line of Cakes

By: Deborah Wiles

Emma Cake’s family arrives in Aurora County to open a bakery. This time Emma vows that she’s not going to get attached to anyone or anything. Why bother, if her father’s only going to uproot them again?

ISBN: 9781338150490

JLG Release: Nov 2018


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Baking , Moving households , Brothers and sisters , Parent and child , Friendship , Bakers and bakeries , Mississippi

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews*

School Library Journal

The Cakes are a family of itinerant bakers, always have been; always will be. They travel from place to place to set up their bakery, then pack up to head to the next locale that needs them. All that moving is getting to 11-year-old Emma Alabama Lane Cake. She’s the only daughter in the Cake clan. Her five spirited brothers have each other and an The Cakes are a family of itinerant bakers, always have been; always will be. They travel from place to place to set up their bakery, then pack up to head to the next locale that needs them. All that moving is getting to 11-year-old Emma Alabama Lane Cake. She’s the only daughter in the Cake clan. Her five spirited brothers have each other and an easier time making friends in all the new places than Emma, who is more circumspect. When the family rolls into Halleluia, MS, at midnight, Emma feels that there’s something special about the town. Though she longs for a friend, she just can’t bear the thought of adding another person to her “friend atlas,” only to roll it up to leave yet again. That possible new friend happens to be Ruby Lavender. Readers need not be familiar with any of the “Aurora County” novels to fall in love with the Cakes. The residents are just as quirky, with characters like Parting Shotz and a tutu-wearing dog named Eudora Welty. There’s a lot of charm here, from the lovely language and strong sense of place to the often hilarious scenes between the Cakes themselves and the adventures the nosy, gossiping residents get up to. VERDICT This charming novel of belonging is a sweet addition to most collections.–Brenda Kahn, Tenakill Middle School, Closter, NJ, School Library Journal

Book Details

ISBN

9781338150490

First Release

November 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

288

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.9; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.5; Points: 11;

Lexile

Level 730L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Baking, Moving households, Brothers and sisters, Parent and child, Friendship, Bakers and bakeries, Mississippi,

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