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Bite-Sized Magic (Bliss Bakery Trilogy Series) [NOOK Book]

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This third book in Kathryn Littlewood's acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book, Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection, a delicious guilty pleasure for readers of all ages.

Rose won back her family's magical Cookery Booke in an international baking competition in A Dash of Magic, the second novel in the series. Rose is ...

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Bite-Sized Magic (Bliss Bakery Trilogy Series)

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Overview

This third book in Kathryn Littlewood's acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book, Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection, a delicious guilty pleasure for readers of all ages.

Rose won back her family's magical Cookery Booke in an international baking competition in A Dash of Magic, the second novel in the series. Rose is now world famous—so famous, in fact, that Mr. Butter, head of the Mostess Corporation, has kidnapped her so that she can develop new-and-improved magical recipes for his company's snack cakes. With the magically enhanced Dinkies and Moony Pies, Mr. Butter plans to take over the world.

Together with her brothers, their talking cat and mouse, and an unlikely team of bakers, Rose must overthrow Mr. Butter before he destroys civilization, one magically evil snack cake at a time.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“The book follows a winning recipe: a well-meaning heroine and lots of cake.”
Wall Street Journal
Praise for BLISS: “Quite delicious and very funny.”
School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 4–6—Rosemary Bliss thought it was bad enough that her family's magical bakery had been forced to close but now she's been kidnapped. Taken to the Mostess Corporation compound (the biggest industrial bakery in the country), she must perfect five recipes for the owner, Mr. Butter, if she ever wants to see her family again. Rose soon finds out that the recipes contain evil magic that makes people crave more and more of Mostess's mediocre creations, with dangerous consequences. Scared about losing her family, Rose dutifully creates the recipes for Glo-Balls, Mooney Pyes, Dinky Doodle Donuts, King Things, and The Dinky, all the while secretly creating antidotes for the vile effects they cause. With the help of her talking cat, the chefs under her control in the Mostess kitchen, and her less-than-serious brothers, Rose attempts to disrupt the nefarious plot of Mr. Butter and the International Society of the Rolling Pin to take over the world through mass-produced baked goods. Though, predictably, good magic triumphs over evil, it is not clear until the very end that Rose's plan will succeed. Sure to entice aspiring chefs as well as lovers of sweets and stirring adventures, readers should start with the first book in the series to get the true flavor of the characters, while those who have already taken a bite will enjoy another delightful treat in this third installment. Like a good cup of hot chocolate, this book will leave readers satisfied, but with the hope of another cup soon.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-20
Picking up where A Dash of Magic (2013) ended, inimitable Rosemary Bliss pits her baking skills against the Mostess Snack Cake Corporation, which is intent on world domination through bite-sized cakes infused with magical ingredients. After defeating her nefarious aunt, Lily Le Fay, in the Gala des Gâteaux Grands baking contest and recovering the Bliss family's Cookery Booke, 12-year-old Rosemary emerges "the most famous baker in all the world." Now that she's home in Calamity Falls, paparazzi make Rosemary's life unbearable, prompting her to wish she "never had to bake again," a wish she regrets when a bizarre new law closes the Bliss Family Bakery. Then she's kidnapped by Mostess' owner, Mr. Butter, who forces her to perfect recipes for his snack cakes, designed to enslave America. Determined to undermine Butter's sinister plan by secretly devising antidotes, Rosemary finds her baking talents sorely tested, even with help from a clever cat, a musical mouse and her zany brothers. As in the earlier Bliss novels, slapstick action revolves around Rosemary's experiments with outrageous recipes from the Cookery Booke, to the delight of all. Spot art highlights story themes. Bliss fans will revel in more improbable baking feats, comic action, exaggerated characters and outlandish ingredients in this latest delicious addition. (Fantasy. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062084286
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/11/2014
  • Series: Bliss Bakery Trilogy Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 79,166
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Littlewood is a writer, actress, comedienne, and bon vivant who lives in New York City, works often in Los Angeles, and has a sweet tooth for pain au chocolat and sweet novels for middle-grade readers. This, her third novel, joins Bliss and A Dash of Magic in the Bliss trilogy.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    The only problem with the Bliss series is that every time I read

    The only problem with the Bliss series is that every time I read one of the books, I have an uncontrollable urge to eat cake. And cookies. Or any other baked dessert.

    This is the third installment of the Bliss series, and I sincerely hope that it won't be the last! The ending left me hopeful that there will be more books. Although Bite-Sized Magic is part of a series, it can be read on its own. In this book, Rose is abducted by a sinister man looking to take over the world through the use of evil baked goods. He forces Rose to perfect the recipes until they are as evil as he is.

    Packed with light-hearted humor, Bite-Sized Magic is a delicious confection just begging to be devoured. Readers of all ages will love this delectable tale of cake-like proportions. It is funny, quick to read, and an all around treat! Kids will fall in love with Rose, her brothers (Ty will be happy!), and the comical team of assisting bakers. If you are looking for a great family read, give this series a try.

    Verdict: Another slice please!

    Content: Clean

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    To questions

    You delete books at barnes and nobles .com and i have no idea what reservations or nook sex is. Hope this was helpful!!~ruby

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Questions

    How do you delete books? What are reservations and how do you get to them? What is nook sex?

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Yummy!

    Terrific kids book. Mingles magic and mayhem for a treasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2014

    HELP AUTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CAN US BLISS FANS HAVE A FOURTH AND THEN 5TH????? THE 5TH ONE SHOULD BE ABOUT THYME (ADORABLE TY) GETTING MARRIED. HE WINS A GIRL AND SOMETHING HAPPENS TO HIS BRIDE. SHE GETS POISENED BY THEIR AUNT LILY AND ROSE SAVES TY'S BRIDE FROM SOME KIND OF REALLY BAD POISEN. SOUNDS KINDA AWSOME YA?? AUTHER WE RELLY WANT MORE BOOKS!!!! SO................PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP WRITE AS MANY BLISS BOOKS AS YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE all your Bliss books. I love magic and enjoy baking. So this is a really good book and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your books. Keep writing!
    Love,
    Bliss Bakery fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Too short

    Too short

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    Posted December 16, 2014

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