Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe

This was the cutest little book!  Poppy Pendle is a young girl who was born in a bakery.  From that moment on, she's loved to bake, and has an extraordinary talent.  

But she's a witch.  A really good witch.  Her parents (particularly her mom) are so excited she's a witch, they enroll her in the local school for witches-Ruthersfield Academy.  It's a big deal to be enrolled at the academy, and Poppy has such a natural talent for spells and flying on a broomstick she's soon at the top of her class.

But she hates being a witch.  She just wants to bake.  Her parents aren't understanding at all, and Poppy runs away to stay at the patisserie in town with Marie Claire, the owner and baker.  

But there's trouble, and Poppy's unhappiness explodes into a disastrous event.  Can she find happiness and also make her parents happy?

I loved this book!  Poppy is adorable, and her passion for baking shines through the story.  This book is a great reminder to young readers to follow your passion.  It also includes recipes at the end of the book for all the goodies Poppy whips up throughout the book.  

Rating:  4/5.  A cute young reader book for the little baker in your life.

1 comment :

  1. Sounds great....Emilie wants nr to track down a copy! :o)