When Alice's aunt Polly, The Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.
Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.
With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as a warm pie on a cold day. You’ll enjoy every last bite.
©2011 Sarah Weeks (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Same feel as "The Penderwicks."
The characters were all very distinct. It didn't sound like the same reader.
Polly, the main character, and her Aunt Polly.
long commute=audible reading time
I love reading with my 8 year-old daughter, and I love audio books. I have been trying to get her to get engaged by them, and this one did the trick. Wonderful story, great girl-hero, and each chapter starts with a recipe, which my daughter loved. My daughter has already listened to this story 2 or 3 times with no sign of losing interest. I'm sure we will make one of the pies together. Also, my daughter tends to get scared by stories or emotional drama easily, but this one was captivating without taking that too far for her.
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