A Tangle of Knots (Hardcover)

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“Cady, an orphan with a talent for baking the perfect cake for any person, anywhere, hopes her 'real and true family will step right out of the fog.' When Toby appears out of that fog, it seems she may have finally found her perfect father. Both charming and not-so-charming characters, a pinch of magic, and a dash of mystery are all woven together to create the knot that is Cady's past and present life until the loops unravel to solve the puzzle that Graff has deftly created.”
— Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE

Description


National Book Award nominee
The magic of "Savvy "meets the complexity of "When You Reach Me "in this "blithe magical puzzle." --"The Wall Street Journal"
Told in multiple viewpoints, "A Tangle of Knots "is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking.But little does she know that fate has set her on ajourney from the moment she was born. Andher destiny leads her toa mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, anold recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who willalter her lifeforever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lostparent.
Lisa Graff adds apinch of magic to asharply craftedplot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.
Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS
"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, "Entertainment Weekly "A-]
* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --"Booklist," starred review
"Graff's story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law's Savvy." --"Publishers Weekly.

About the Author


Lisa Graff is an award-winning novelist whose books have been named to a total of26 state award lists. Her previouscritically acclaimed novelsinclude "Double Dog Dare, The Thing about Georgie "and "Umbrella Summer."Lisa Graffhas an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children andis an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in Pennsylvania."

Praise For…


Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS:

"[A] blithe magical puzzle." --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, Entertainment Weekly [A-]

* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --Kirkus Reviews *STARRED*

* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --Booklist *STARRED8

"Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399255175
ISBN-10: 0399255176
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English