A Dash of Trouble

A Dash of Trouble

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aLeonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. No occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Leo is told she’s too young to help out. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas-witches of Mexican ancestry-who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake. Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business-even if she can’t let her mama and isters know about it yet. When her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all-what could possibly go wrong?
Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
New York, NY :, Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062498465
0062498460
Branch Call Number: J FIC MERIA A

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IndyPL_LucyW May 06, 2019

Sweet and devourable as a pastry is the only way to describe "Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble" -- it's a light and feel-good read at the intersections of Hispanic-American culture, baking, and fun witchery. A little mischief, a bit of magic (traditional practices and fantastical), and lots of sisterly love and schoolyard friendship will have you craving more! Look for the recipes you can try at home after the story.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 31, 2018

This is, in short, adorable. I find books about baking/cooking magic to be almost their own subgenre of what I would call “cozy fantasy” (is this a thing? Can we just decide it’s a thing?) and this was a well-executed example of it. Kids who love books like A Snicker of Magic would love this one, too, and the promise of sequels is another point in its favor. Also, I loved the incorporation of the Spanish language into the text and plot in a way that felt effortless.

OPL_KrisC Feb 07, 2018

I enjoyed reading this book about a young girl whose family owns and runs a bakery and liked the inclusion of actual recipes. I thought the details included of the Dia de los Muertos festival were very interesting and enjoyed learning about something new. I also liked the Spanish included in the book even though I can't read Spanish.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 05, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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