Those of us who attended this year's EMLA client retreat won't soon forget eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby's disastrous attempt to finish off a tray of crème brulées using the family blowtorch, as read from the opening chapter of Tara Dairman's ALL FOUR STARS. The book itself is headed to a reading pile near you in summer 2014, and this is a hilarious debut that you will not want to miss!
But today I'm here to share some more good news for Tara Dairman—and for Gladys Gatsby! Yes, folks, everyone's favorite pint-sized food critic and gourmet chef in-the-making is officially coming back for more adventures: This week, Shauna Rossano at Putnam Children's has signed on to publish the (still-untitled) sequel, in which Gladys gets sent away to summer camp, finds a nemesis, and launches the mother of all cook-offs.
Hooray for Tara—and for Gladys: long may she cook!