The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition

The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition

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by Dan Elish
     
 

What's funnier than a pie in the sky? A pie in the face!

How the pie gets there - along with three other pies flying in V formation during the twelfth annual Worldwide Dessert Contest - is a double scoop of a story.

It begins with John Applefeller, the annual last-place finisher in the celebrated event that every July draws hundreds of international… See more details below

Overview

What's funnier than a pie in the sky? A pie in the face!

How the pie gets there - along with three other pies flying in V formation during the twelfth annual Worldwide Dessert Contest - is a double scoop of a story.

It begins with John Applefeller, the annual last-place finisher in the celebrated event that every July draws hundreds of international dessert chefs to compete for the coveted Silver Spoon (and to compete against Sylvester S. Sweet, the self-proclaimed King of Dessert, who always wins).

There's something fishy about Sweet's success, but only Josiah Benson, the Worldwide Dessert Contest janitor, seems to know what's up. And who listens to him? Certainly not the four judges, experts on ice cream, sugar, cakes, and dessert history.

Stanley listens, Applefeller's ten year old assistant, who has helped his boss with his newest and most original contest entry - the world's largest apple pancake. If it weren't for Stanley, Applefeller - and you - would never journey in an apple-souffle balloon to the island of Iambia, or meet Captain B. Rollie Ragoon, the dessert-making genius who has his own reasons for suspecting Sweet of sour deeds, or discover how important heart is to winning.

"The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition" features all the text of the 1998 Orchard Books release, as well an original musical score from the play that the book inspired. Read the story, then click on a link to listen to the companion songs in this cutting edge, one of a kind, 21st Century children's fantasy novel from Alina Adams Media!

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Editorial Reviews

Ann Amernick - White House Pastry Chef
"The Worldwide Dessert Contest" is the wild adventures of Johnny Applefeller and his friends and a delectable journey filled with mouthwatering desserts and seasoned with his Aunt Harriet’s wise sayings. Even more fun is clicking on the interactive links to YouTube videos of the musical the author wrote several years after the book was written. As Aunt Harriet says, “The importance of desserts must never be underestimated.” Glorious!
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 John Applefeller's Aunt Harriet always used to say, ``The importance of desserts must never be underestimated.'' And that's why John is trying for the 11th time to win the Silver Spoon Award in the Appleton Dessert Contest. This funny, slapstick adventure skirts close to silliness on occasion, yet wild desserts such as roller skating apple pies, rhyming citizens, and despicable villain Sylvester Sweet should keep youngsters happily entertained. This should be a great read-aloud.
Publishers Weekly
A little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a dash of Homer Price's donut maker, this novel pays homage to the longstanding rapport between children and sweets. Elish writes with a sure hand of this sugary world, his tongue squarely in the area of his sweet tooth. For his ability to praise desserts in an endlessly original fashion, he deserves a blue ribbon. Ages 9-11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013566842
Publisher:
Alina Adams Media
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Elish is the author of the novel Nine Wives (St. Martins Press, 2005) and The Misadventures of Justin Hearnfeld (2008), both published by St. Martins Press. Dan is also the author of Born Too Short, Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case, which was picked as a Book for the Teenage 2003 by the New York Public Library and won a 2004 International Reading Association Students' Choice Award. He has also written several other novels for young adults including, The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, 13, The School for the Insanely Gifted, Jason and the Baseball Bear, and The Great Squirrel Uprising. "13," the musical for which he co-wrote the book with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown ran on Broadway from September 16, 2008 through January 4, 2009. In his career, Dan has also written non-fiction books for young adults, scripts for kids' TV shows (in particular Cyberchase (PBS)), music and lyrics for six musicals, funny corporate videos, and played piano for various Off-Broadway productions. He has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and is a member of the Dramatist Guild. Dan lives in New York City with his wife, daughter and son.

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