This would be everyone's dream come true - a shop with the most amazingly delicious pies - apple, cherry, peach, lemon meringue, French silk, banana cream, custard, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard - the list is endless. The pie fillings were extraordinary but it was the pie crust that had everyone talking. Got a craving for pie? Well, then just stop by Aunt Polly's Pie Shop and pick out a pie. Remember to say thanks - no need to pay - Aunt Polly bakes pies because it makes people happy. And everyone in Ipswich, Pennsylvania was very happy . . . until Aunt Polly died and the shop closed. Aunt Polly's niece Alice had helped her in the pie shop for years, gathering the ingredients, pricking the pie crusts just so and tending to anything that needed tending to. Everyone assumed the pie crust recipe was written down and everyone wanted to be the one to have it. Because with that recipe they could be the next winner of the Blueberry Award. Aunt Polly had won 13! Alice and her friend Charlie find themselves in the middle of a major mystery revolving around the cat Lardo and the missing pie-crust recipe. You will never guess how it all unfolds!
Awards nominated: 2014 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 8/7/2012
Well Written and a Good Audio Book Experience!
, grade 39
This book made me want to live in Ipswitch so that I could taste Aunt Polly's delicious pies! I loved hearing the songs that Alice made up on the audio book.