Ten-year-old Poppy, born to ordinary parents, has inherited coveted witch power. In Poppy's world, witches work for good and are much valued, but Poppy does not want to be a witch -- she wants to be a baker, and she is extremely good at baking. Her parents insist Poppy follow in the footsteps of her great aunt, a famous witch, but Poppy has plans of her own.
Part magic, part adventure, and wholly delicious, this spirited story includes more than a dozen recipes you can try at home.
"Lowe’s diverting first novel follows the sympathetic Poppy as she tries to convince her parents not to force her to become a witch and secretly befriends a nonwitch neighbor and the patisserie’s owner. But when her parents remove the oven from their house — well, then they’ve gone too far. Lowe presents Poppy’s turn to the dark side (she transforms her parents and other creatures in her path into stone and starts consuming junk food) as both understandable and disturbing. But of course friendship and good food win out in the end." -- Abby Nolan, Booklist
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 3, 2013|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|