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September 17, 2013

Review: Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas

Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas
Karen Pokras Toz has been featured on my blog several times and my niece has reviewed her books, Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas is my first introduction to Karen's writing. I can see why she is an award winning children's author.

Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas would be enjoyed by children in grades 4th through 6th. I could very well see this book being a favorite of mine when I was that age.

Georgie's family has moved to be closer to her grandmother who lives in a nursing home. Unfortunately, the move has meant not only leaving her best friend, but having to give up ballet lessons. I remember when we moved to Georgia and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to continue with gymnastics.

Georgie spends her extra time visiting her grandmother and baking pies. Her grandmother gets a new roommate who happened to have danced with a world renown ballet company in Russia. Listening to her stories about dancing with Georgie's idol, has made Georgie even more determined to find a way to pay for her ballet lessons. Hilarity ensues with her money making schemes. As an adult, I could so see the outcome coming, but I can still remember my own early entrepreneurial attempts and I think Karen did a great job of capturing the gung ho spirit of determined pre-teens.

A great book for kids who are struggling with changes in their own lives and learning about perseverance.

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Book Info:
ebook & paperback (125 pages) published September 2013 by Grand Daisy Press
ISBN13: 9780984860883
Source: Author
Read: August 2013

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