As a young girl, I remember tales of Nancy Drew and life’s most awkward moments as told by Judy Blume. I grew up with books and still love books more than…well, most anything except living a great story. This week, local Boulder author Tara Dairman has a new book for young adults launching. Hop on down to the Boulder Book Store for the release of “All Four Stars” this Thursday for a family-friendly and FREE event.
Published by Putnam’s young adult imprint, “All Four Stars” is the tale of an unlikely chef — an 11-year-old girl who’s been cooking up a storm since age 7. Here’s the recipe for a tale your young readers won’t want to miss:
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. But to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret. Easy as pie, right?
No RSVP or voucher is required for this event. Just come on down to the Boulder Book Store this Thursday, July 17 at 6:30pm and share some solid storytime with your young readers and one of Boulder’s very own authors. Congrats to you and your book, Tara, from the entire Your Boulder family!
Photo credit: Tiffany Crowder