Evertaster

Evertaster

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by Adam Glendon Sidwell
     
 

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When eleven year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker who tells them of a legendary recipe called the Gastronomy of Peace — a recipe created hundreds of years ago,

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When eleven year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker who tells them of a legendary recipe called the Gastronomy of Peace — a recipe created hundreds of years ago, sought after by connoisseurs everywhere, and rumored to be so delicious that whoever tastes it will never want to eat anything else again. Guster thinks this might be just what he needs — until the ruthless Gastronimatii, a cult of armed and sinister chefs — attack the Johnsonvilles. Guster, his sister Mariah, his mother Mabel, and his two brothers are forced to flee for their lives and set out across the world in search of the One Recipe’s ingredients. On an adventure that will take them to ancient ruins, magical beasts, faraway jungles, and forgotten caves, the Johnsonvilles must unravel the mystery behind the One Recipe.

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"Wonderfully talented writing; funny." —Orson Scott Card, New York Ttimes bestselling author, Ender's Game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615654492
Publisher:
Future House Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Evertaster Series
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
271,171
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Adam Glendon Sidwell graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Animation and emphasis in Computer Science, after which he began a career as a Creature Technical Director building CG creatures for feature films such as Pirates of the CaribbeanKing KongPacific RimTranformers, and Tron. He and his family currently live in Utah. He is the author of the Evertaster series, the picture book Fetch, and Chum.

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Evertaster: Course of Legends 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
SidAtomic More than 1 year ago
I love the fast pacing as the Johnsonville family moves from one perilous location to another! All my nieces and nephews love this book. They're reluctant readers, but they're moving quickly through the story because they want to find out what happens next. It's pretty funny to read about the interactions between Guster and his brother Zeke. The mom Mabel comes off as pretty heroic. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or Fablehaven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Evertaster was a hit for me and my 10 year old son. I read it out loud to him and we had great discussions about, "Why did that happen?" or "What do you think is going to happen next?" The book is full of adventure. Some things that happen are very far fetched, but stick with it for the end is very exciting.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
I won't even try to lie, when I first saw this book I was almost positive I was not going to like it. I had opted to review it simply because it was not something I had read before and I simply love finding new things. While I was so sure I would hate this story, the exact opposite became the reality. Evertaster is the most outside the box story I have ever read in my life. I found myself arching an eyebrow more than once at the ingredients I found in here. I have to wonder about Guster's very unusual name when his entire family has normal names, but honestly, with how unique Guster is, the name is more than fitting. I was telling my other half about the book and my six year old over heard and now she wants to go joggle cows for butter! Yes, yes that is how odd this story is! I loved the character names, most of which will make you smile. This story has almost non stop humor, action, and advenure and is sure to please readers from infancy to a thousand! I await The Delicious City and The Final Season most eagerly and give this book 5 of 5 paws. Reviewed by S.Cu'Anam Policar Freaky Fiction Writing Author Cu's Ebook Giveaways Owner Fae Books Tour Host/Reviewer Girls <3 Books Tours Host LadyAmber's Book Tours Host B3 Book Tours Host I Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tour Host Shades of Rose Marketing Tour Host GWR Tour Host As You Wish Tour Host
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
What if everything you ate tasted like dirt or chalk? What would you do to found the ultimate taste... The one that will change the fate of humanity? Guster takes his family on a wild chase in search of the perfect ingredients...the ingredients that will make the ONE PERFECT recipe. But he is not the only one searching...can he find them in time? I really, really liked this book! What a unique concept! A FUN FUN adventure for any age! This would be a great book to read as a family during summer vacation!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author of tjis book is adam glendon sidwell and i met him one time also this book is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love it, the intense action, the food, the responsibility and the food. (Yes, I know I said food twice.) :D Its awe-some! Whoo hoo! Ya know, this comment could go on forever. One word: EPIC!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and creative too! My kids loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh I love it so much!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read 4 chapters and then left it . The first chapter has nothing to do with the rest of wat i read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Guster has a bit of a problem. He can't stand his mom's cooking. As much as he tries, he can't get past the small things like the quality of the ingredients and where they came from. So he just doesn't eat. One day his mom is determined to find something Guster can get down, so they are off to New Orleans. There they find a patisserie with the most amazing smells coming out. Guster goes in for pastry, but he comes out with an egg beater that bears the clues to an epic recipe. One that can offer peace to the world. Now Guster just has to survive long enough to find the ingredients. This book was so original. I loved it! To have taste so acute must be incredibly awful for Guster, and while he doesn't try to be difficult about it he really can't handle most things given to him to eat. This book was so creative and inventive with the storyline. First and foremost, this is an adventure, and there's tons of action to be had. Guster and his family travel the world looking for clues and ingredients. Poor Guster feels a lot of responsibility for the things happening on his shoulders, but he does the best he can to do what's right. He also shows some amazing self-control in the end. Not sure I could have done the same. One of the things that excites me most about this book is it's ability to introduce kids to different foods and ideas. I think it's really cool to get kids thinking about how their food is made and where it comes from. I think this book can help to do that while still providing a good time while reading. It's a delicate balance, but this book handles it well. I highly recommend this book. It's an awesome adventure. Book provided for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading the book now. I actually met the author at my school writing conference. He is amazing and a really great person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
This book originally appealed to me for a number of reasons. First, I love to read and enjoy many genres including young adult fiction. Second, I love good food. I could actually be considered a bit of a food snob but I wear that label proudly. There is something delightful about eating authentic, pure food. I have spent a better part of my years trying every new food out on the natural foods market. Evertaster satisfied both of these loves. Sidwell has devised a fascinating journey where we follow along with Guster in his search for the perfect taste. The boy can taste every nuance of a food and how it was developed. Both a curse and a gift. There is enough fantasy and intrigue throughout the story to keep the reader guessing what will come next. Most importantly, what food could bring peace to the world? Delving into the culinary world of those searching for pure food was a wonderful treat. The lengths they would go to in order to taste the perfectly made dish from the purest, most unadulterated ingredients and the desire they bring to tasting fine cuisine is a real joy. I could not put this book down once I got started. You will enjoy the journey as well.