Close to Famous

Close to Famous

by Joan Bauer

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Overview

Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101513163
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 574,951
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
File size: 307 KB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Bauer is the author of nine previous novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book, Hope Was Here, and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner, Rules of the Road.  She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Close to Famous 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book has a ton of heart and very original characters... two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!
Olivia Spinella More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. One of the best i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i loved this book. Its so insparatioal And i love to cook and well its in me becuz my dad waz a cheff and did all sorts of things. I love this book eveyone should read it.
Kaitlyn Conroy More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down. It is a gr8 book. You will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you read this book go to cupcaketopia and just enjoy!Best book ever read!By far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book everrr !!!!!!! Worth every penny !!!!!!!!!! Buyyy it now !!!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its great i did a book report on it. This book even gives you reciepes i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books has lots of heart. The characters, the setting, and the storyline, are all fabulous! You will find yourself loving some characters and not liking some. This book makes you stop and think about life. It encourages you to follow your dreams. That might sound sappy, I know, but this book is anything but sappy, believe me. The characters seem so real, you feel like you should be able to look them up and give them a call. By the time you're done with this book you'll want to do just that because you'll feel like you've known them your whole life and you just want to talk about everything that's happened! Everything isn't happy and everyone isn't always smiling. This book has real life situations ( okay, maybe some that aren't so real life too. ) and I love seeing how the characters deal and cope with them. Overall, I think that this book is wonderful. I highly recommend this book! Go on, get it from the library, buy it, borrow it from someone, I don't care what you do ( as long as you don't steal it ) just read this book!! I know you're dying to!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it was amazing! It tells an inspiring story of a little girl growing up in a small town with big dreams :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how they eached worked out their problems together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best! Foster has a great personality! This book affected me and i began to read more books like this and i fell in love with these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is sooooo good one day i was on page 73 and then at the end of the day i was on page 161 the book is sooo good u cant put it down i receccomend getting this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book:):):):):). I wish it would never end:( If you are in a tough time you will conect more with this book . It is about a time when a girl name foster has to drop everthing a never return home. But then evrthing starts to lighting up. And baking takes plae an help he lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is perfect for me cuz i luv to bake and my dream is to become a pastry chef. I luv this bok. Very sweet and funny. Anybody should luv it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a sweet and hopeful sttory that i found very interesting. I definetley reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the book everybody has been waiting for! This is the book to read for 2014. It has something fir everyone. Be brave and give it a shot!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was such a great one!!!! I could not put it down and i reccomend it to anyone ages 10-13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The one thing it has that compounds thiz book into one is the passionate characters. Not one character in a book doesn't have pasion in them. Love books. Forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so wonderful and encouraged me to follow my dreams and bake!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really!!!!! Some people acutually want to READ the book, not have it ruined by stupid people!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book just to tell everyone from missouri one of the mark twain award nomines is going to be ............... Close to Famous:) awesome awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo amazing. In here theres cookin' tips an i got 'nother one. When yur makin' cupcakes, muffins, whaterva', somtimes you dont make 'nof batta or ya only wana' make a few. Just fill ya empty cups with wata' bout' half way. This way 'er muffin tins dont get burned up. Just keep calm 'n bake on.