Tara Dairman is a playwright and recovering world traveler. She grew up in New York and received a B.A. in creative writing from Dartmouth College. She now lives with her husband in Colorado. This is her first novel.
Visit her at www.taradairman.com and follow her on Twitter @taradairman
"Younger readers will be amused by Gladys's reviews of her parents' horrible cooking and her plot to get to New York City without alerting any adults. The triumphant conclusion makes this a tasty read." --Publishers Weekly
"The characters are well drawn--the snob and her entourage; shy, quiet Gladys; her picky-eater friend, Sandy; the literal boy next door; and a teacher who brings out the best in her students. Give this one to your young foodies." --School Library Journal
"A preteen restaurant critic is born. [An] entertaining story about the joy of following one's bliss." --Kirkus Reviews
"Gladys is a lovable character with plenty of spunk and desire, and readers will happily cheer her on, while the fresh plot adds a delicious dimension to the host of stories set in sixth grade." --Booklist