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The Stars of Summer

Joan Bauer meets Ruth Reichl--Tara Dairman's charming sequel to All Four Stars brings Gladys Gatsby to summer camp. In this charming sequel to All Four Stars, eleven-year-old foodie Gladys Gatsby now has her first published review under her belt and is looking forward to a quiet summer of cooking and reviewing. But her plans quickly go awry when her friend Charissa Bentley delivers Gladys s birthday gift: a free summer at Camp Bentley. As Gladys feared, camp life is not easy: she struggles to pass her swim test and can t keep the other campers happy while planning lunches. The worst part is she can t seem to sneak away for her latest assignment finding the best hot dog in New York City. Could this summer be the end Gladys s reviewing career? A scrumptious gem of a story! Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Timesbestselling author ofThe False Prince forAll Four Stars"
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About the Author

Tara Dairman ( is the author of ALL FOUR STARS, as well as a playwright and recovering world-traveler. She grew up in New York and after receiving a B.A. in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and surviving the world's longest honeymoon, she now lives with her husband in Colorado. Follow her on Twitter: @taradairman


-Give this one to foodies as well as readers looking for a fun summer tale.---School Library Journal -Readers themselves are trying to navigate the world between being a kid and becoming an adult, making this all very relatable. The story has a solid ending, but invites you to think of what things Gladys might do next. The book is a sequel to All Four Stars, but definitely stands alone.---Children's Literature -A quest for an outstanding hot dog that blossoms into a family bonding experience, the real sense of understanding felt between old and new friends, plus plenty of humorous mishaps along the way should appeal to younger middle school students looking for a quick read during summer break.---VOYA

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