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An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014An Amazon Editors' Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading "A scrumptious gem of a story!" - Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York's toughest restaurant critic. (Just don't tell anyone that she's in sixth grade.) Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she's eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire) , Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance) . She's devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she's mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.



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Tara Dairman

Tara Dairman is a novelist, playwright, and recovering round-the-world traveler (two years, seventy-four countries!) . She grew up in New York, received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College, and worked for several years as a magazine editor, managing freelance writers that she never met face-to-face. While in that job, Tara realized that she could probably be tricked into publishing an article by a kid if the writing was good enough and the kid sent professional-sounding e-mails. Voilà: the premise for her first novel, ALL FOUR STARS, was born.

(author photo credit: Tiffany Crowder @ Crowded Studios)



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