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After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545270113 (hbk.)
0545270111 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: J WEEKS
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm


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Alice’s Aunt Polly is the Pie Queen of Ipswitch and when she dies, leaving her award-winning secret recipe for pie crust to her cat Lardo and leaves Lardo to Alice, all the women in town are baking pies and someone is trying to catnap Lardo. Ages 8-12

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LPL_JennyC Aug 08, 2018

Do you love mysteries? Do you love pie? If so, Pie is the book for you! Alice idolizes her Aunt Polly and for good reason. Polly is generous, warm, and an award-winning master pie baker. Suddenly Aunt Polly passes away, leaving Alice heartbroken and the world wondering what the secret recipe is to her pie crust. Includes recipes!

Aug 05, 2018

Pie by Sarah Weeks, was a great book to read and was very interesting. You never know the out come until the end. I also thought that it was very well written. I think that you should read pie if you like a mystery that is not scary and a book that you never know what will happen. So over all I think that Pie was a great book and I enjoyed reading it.

Jul 20, 2018

This book was soooo good and full of mysteries and surprises! I rate this book a four out of five because it wasn't the best, but wasn't the worst

Jun 11, 2017

This is a wonderful story filled with mystery, friendship, family, and (you guessed it) pie. I really liked how this book included recipes of different pies at the beginning of each chapter. I think this is creative and unique. Furthermore the book sometimes had a few small quatrain poems (short poems that have a rhyming scheme: ABAB or ABCB). This book shows you the importance of friends and family. I really hope that you will like reading this book as much as I did!

Oct 13, 2016

This book was really great! I have probably read it 2 to 3 times and each time I always get captivated into the world in this book. It is a mystery book, but also talks about pie and cats which made it even better!
Really great book and I recommend!

spl_merley Aug 16, 2016

A wonderful book for children and adults to read together as they learn to appreciate the gifts that each person has.

Oct 22, 2015

Beautiful, captivating story! It is just the ingredient to cook up and find a great book!

IJohn Jun 08, 2014

I absolutely loved this book! If you are into mysteries [and pies/cats] I totally recommend this book!!

Mar 25, 2014


Aug 27, 2013

Great book! Awesome pie recipes

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spl_merley Aug 16, 2016

Polly's pies have won the Blueberry Gold Medal back to back for longer than anyone and her little pie shop has attracted attention from far and wide to her small town. When Alice's aunt Polly dies unexpectedly the entire community feels the loss of Polly and her award winning pies and none more than Alice. Pie unravels the mystery about what made Polly's pies so great and why she would leave her aware winning and priceless pastry recipe to a cat named Lardo. As townspeople become obsessed with reproducing Polly's pies it takes them a little while to figure out that making a great pie involves more than the right ingredients.


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