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"