Author: Rajani LaRocca
11-year-old Mimi Mackson finds it hard to stand out in her big Indian-American family. Her dad’s a renowned food critic, her mom a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all are accomplished, too. Then the local bakery announces they’re holding a contest and Mimi knows she just needs to come up with a winning recipe for her chance to shine. Mimi begins experimenting, only to find herself drawn into the nearby woods by a haunting melody.
There she meets Vik, a boy who leads her deep into the forest where they discover exotic ingredients which Mimi uses to bake enchanting new treats. But as her dad and siblings start to act stranger and stranger, Mimi begins to wonder if her baked goods are somehow responsible. Your young readers will devour this delectable tale inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.