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Author LaRocca, Rajani, author.

Title Midsummer's mayhem / by Rajani LaRocca ; [illustrations by Rachel Suggs].

Publication Info. New York, NY : Yellow Jacket, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Juvenile Fiction - BDBB-2  J LAR    AVAILABLE
 Bourbonnais PL YA Fiction - BDBB-2  YA LAR    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Juvenile Fiction - BYLY-14  J FIC LAROCCA    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Fiction - DKLY-12  J LAR    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Juvenile Collection - GPLG-7  J LA    DUE 10-28-20
 Kankakee PL Second Floor - KKBB-2  J LAR    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Juvenile Fiction - LSBB-3  J LAROCCA    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Juvenile Fiction - MPLG-6  J FIC LAR    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Juvenile Fiction - MRBB-3  J LAROCCA R    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Juvenile Fiction - NLBB-1  J LAR    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 332 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad's a renowned food writer, Mom's a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It's easy to feel invisible in such an impressive family, but Mimi's dream of proving she's not the least-talented member of her family seems possible when she discovers a contest at the new bakery in town. Plus, it'll start her on the path to becoming a celebrity chef like her culinary idol, Puffy Fay. But when Mimi's dad returns from a business trip, he's mysteriously lost his highly honed sense of taste. Without his help, Mimi will never be able to bake something impressive enough to propel her to gastronomic fame. Drawn into the woods behind her house by a strangely familiar song, Mimi meets Vik, a boy who brings her to parts of the forest she's never seen. Who knew there were banyan trees and wild boars in Massachusetts? Together they discover exotic ingredients and bake them into delectable and enchanting treats. But as her dad acts stranger every day, and her siblings' romantic entanglements cause trouble in their town, Mimi begins to wonder whether the ingredients she and Vik found are somehow the cause of it all. She needs to use her skills, deductive and epicurean, to uncover what's happened. In the process, she learns that in life, as in baking, not everything is sweet ...
Audience 670L Lexile
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream -- Fiction.
Families -- Massachusetts -- Juvenile fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Baking -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Fiction.
Baking -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Characters in literature -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food.
Massachusetts -- Juvenile fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Added Author Suggs, Rachel, illustrator.
Other Form: Online version: LaRocca, Rajani, author. Midsummer's mayhem First edition. New York, NY : Yellow Jacket, [2019] 9781499808896 (DLC) 2019005383
ISBN 9781499808889 (hardcover)
1499808887 (hardcover)

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