Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.734647
In a sparkling debut reminiscent of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, comes Fiona Dunbar's story of Lulu Baker, an ordinary twelve-year-old who discovers a magical secret.

Lulu Baker's dad is getting ready to marry his new girlfriend, world-famous model Varaminta le Bone. Everyone thinks Varaminta is fabulous. Everyone, that is, except Lulu. She knows that her stepmother-to-be, not to mention her awful son Torquil, is cruel, deceitful, and just using her father. But how can she make her dad see Varaminta and Torquil for who they really are?

When a magical recipe book called THE APPLE STAR finds its way into Lulu's hands, she finds that some very unusual ingredients and some help from her friends just might do the trick.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published on September 17, 2009 by Orchard Books
ISBN-10: 1408307448
ISBN-13: 9781408307441
1 Book Review
  • horseluv
    horseluvover 6 years55 stars
    Lulu has many dramas in this book including exposing a liar, cheater and rescuing a photo of her dear deseased mother with the help of her best friend and nanny. And a mysterious lady who knew her mother!!!.Don't worry...all will be revealed... just read it!!! :)