A boy unites an immigrant community and rebuilds his family–using a simple sourdough bread recipe.
Eliot Winston, a grieving son, must convince his new step-mother – now Griff Winston’s widow – to adopt him. But when she married Griff Winston, Marj hadn’t bargained on being the single mother of a twelve-year-old boy. Alli Flynn, a foster child new to the school, convinces Eliot that he must fight to keep his family intact and the best way to do that is to help Mrs. Winston with the Bread Project, a fund raising project for the school. With his whole future at stake, Eliot tries hard to please Marj; but as the deadlines near for the Bread Project and for Marj to sign his adoption papers, Eliot finds it harder and harder to hang on to hope.
In the tradition of Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt, this story follows two kids who search for a family and a home.
A Bread Project Takes Over the School
Week 1: One student has sourdough starter.
Week 2: Two students have sourdough starter.
Week 3: Four students have sourdough starter.
Week 4: Eight students have sourdough starter.
Week 5: Sixteen students have sourdough starter.
Week 6: 32 students have sourdough starter.
Week 7: 64 students have sourdough starter.
Week 8: 128 students have sourdough starter.
Week 9: 256 students have sourdough starter.
Week 10: 512 students have sourdough starter.
Week 11: The Great Bread Celebration!
About the Author
At family gatherings, Darcy Pattison was known for baking great breads until she discovered she needed a gluten-free diet. Now she only bakes bread in her stories instead. Published in eight languages, her middle grade novels include: Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale; The Girl, the Gypsy and the Gargoyle; and Vagabond. Recent nature books for children include: Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub; Wisdom, the Midway Albatross, a Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly; Desert Baths (Arbordale), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013; and, Prairie Storms (Arbordale). Her series, The ALIEN, INC. CHAPTER BOOK SERIES includes Kell, the Alien; Kell and the Horse Apple Parade; Kell and the Giants; and Kell and the Detectives. For more, see darcypattison.com/about
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REVIEWS Booklist, March, 2015 "A rare book featuring foster kids in realistic scenarios."
DARCY PATTISON, Children’s Book Author: Published WorldWide Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison (darcypattison.com) has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House. Her books received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Twice her books have been honored as U. S. National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award, was named a U.S. Notable Book in Language Arts, and has been reprinted in a Houghton Mifflin textbook.