Eggs over Evie

Alison Jackson; illustrations by Tuesday Mourning

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie’s celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who’s expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie’s dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family situation is difficult, and Evie turns to her love of cooking as a way to stay connected to her father. Through cooking classes, Evie finds an unexpected friend in Corey, whose eccentric aunt Shanti might be able to make everyone a little happier. Evie learns to look outside herself, help others, and make friends where she never thought she could (she also learns to make a pretty darn good soufflé!).

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Chapter One “There is fabulous cooking, good cooking,
mediocre cooking, and bad cooking.”

—James Beard

I like to cook early in the morning. No one’s around to distract me. Nobody’s telling me what ingredients to add or leave out. Time doesn’t exist. I measure, I pour, I beat, I blend. My mind is uncluttered.

And this morning was no exception. I knew that by noon it would be too hot to cook. Sweat already tickled the hairs on my neck, running down the insides of my arms as I whipped up my latest culinary masterpiece.

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Praise for Eggs over Evie

“An appealing book with an authentic voice, particularly when discussing the upheaval and discomfort caused by divorce, as well as the effort and good will required to smooth the transition.” —School Library Journal, STARRED

“Evie tells her story with a pinch of humor and a dash of vulnerability, sifting together the people in her life and blending them into a surprising new family . . . Sweet and savory.” Kirkus Reviews

“Relationships are at the heart of this appealing, illustrated chapter book.” —Booklist

“Evie’s narration is emotionally perceptive without being sappy, and the emphasis on roles and relationships yields solid character development that serves to move the story forward. Each chapter is followed by a recipe, and the cooking frame adds organization and appeal to the story.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, RECOMMENDED


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About the Author

Alison Jackson; illustrations by Tuesday Mourning

Alison Jackson is the author of several books for young readers, including If the Shoe Fits, and I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie. Ms. Jackson, a former librarian, lives with her family in Orlando, Florida.

 Tuesday Mourning has illustrated the covers of over fifteen chapter books and has a few of her own children’s books in the works. She lives with her family in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Eggs over Evie
Alison Jackson; illustrations by Tuesday Mourning

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
November 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805082944
ISBN10: 0805082948
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 7 inches, 224 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 660LL

$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
6/24/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312551322
ISBN10: 0312551320
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 7 inches, 224 pages, black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$6.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
November 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429996013
ISBN10: 1429996013
Middle-Grade Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 660LL

$9.99
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