The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

by Nikki Loftin

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Overview

Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read.

Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy—Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister?

It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones—and might even pick them clean!

Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595146281
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 302,739
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Loftin is a writer and native Texan who lives just outside Austin, Texas, with her two boys, two dogs, nine chickens, and one very patient husband. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy is her first novel.

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"An irresistible contemporary fairy tale. . . . Deliciously scary and satisfying."—Kirkus

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"A wickedly intriguing, deliciously eerie read." —New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith

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