Close to Famous

By Joan Bauer

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A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. Soon Foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself

Book details

February 3rd 2011 by Viking Books for Young Readers

(first published February 1st 2011)

Edition Language
English

Quotes From "Close to Famous"

"I'll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you'll find your way through."
"But then Macon smiled at me. "Just be yourself, Foster. That's the best thing in the world."
"I reached into my bag and pulled out a pumpkin spice muffin with walnuts that was as moist as anything. "It can be plain for breakfast or I can top it with cream cheese frosting. I like a muffin that can go from day to evening."


I gave it to her. She sniffed it, nodded, and held it up.


"How do I know you're not trying to poison me?"


I wasn't expecting that question. "Ms. Morningstar, I swear, if I was going to poison you, I wouldn't ruin a perfectly fine muffin to do it."
"I held it over my heart. Mrs. Worth smiled. "That's where a book should be carried."
"I'll tell you something about tough things. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you'll find the way through. On the Food Network they have these shows where cooks have to put a meal together with all these weird ingredients. That's a lot like my life-dealing with things you wouldn't think ever go together. But a good cook can make the best meal out of the craziest combinations."
"She stamped the book and gave it to me. "You bring it back in three weeks."
I held it over my heart.
Mrs. Worth smiled. "That's where a book should be carried."
"Let me tell you something about sad days. They’re just part of life, but the best thing you can do on the happy days or on the sad ones is to do what you do best with everything you’ve got."
"There's nothing wrong with having a different way of learning. What's wrong is when people blame you for it."

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