Summer of a Thousand Pies


Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
April 16, 2019
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Margaret Dilloway lives in San Diego with her husband, a former Army Ranger; their three children; and a goldendoodle named Gatsby, who has his own following. In her spare time, she dabbles in long-form improv, baking, and hiking. She can be found online here:


"Readers will delight in Cady's new world of baking and friends and learning that with both, she'll be able to get through just about anything. This fabulous book about making pies will leave you hungry, while Cady's journey toward making a life will leave you entirely satisfied."--Donna Gephart, award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin and In Your Shoes
"Margaret Dilloway approaches tough topics with a fine touch. Readers are going to love Cady's spunk, determination, and grit."--Karina Yan Glaser, the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
"Memorable characters and strong writing make this more than just a book about pie."--School Library Journal
"Fans of Anne of Green Gables will find a satisfying story and another heroine to cheer on.... Sweet as pie."--Kirkus Reviews
"Inspiring and hopeful.... [a] tender coming-of-age story, perfect for fans for Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Ali Benjamin."--ALA Booklist
"Evok[ing] the warmth of home, newfound security, and friendship, Dilloway effectively contrasts Cady's old life with her new one while examining her muddled emotions.... Those who share the protagonist's passion for the culinary arts will delight in the easy-to-follow pie recipes following the story's gratifying conclusion."--Publishers Weekly
"The writing is lovely, and the main character is sensitively portrayed. Summer of a Thousand Pies is delightful reading for summer or any other season."--Margarita Engle, Young People's Poet Laureate and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree