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The Good-Pie Party

Written by Liz Garton Scanlon

Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton


The author of ALL THE WORLD and the illustrator of A VISITOR FOR BEAR stir their talents together in a mix as sweet as spiced apples in a buttery crust!

Posy, Megan, and Mae have always been the best of friends -- but now Posy has to move away. Only their favorite activity can comfort the girls: baking pie! And when they realize they can host a good-pie party instead of a good-bye party, the sad situation becomes a sweet gathering for their entire community. The Good-Pie Party celebrates good friends, good memories, and the joy of the just-right good-byes.


Reviews and Awards

“Scanlon’s gentle, child’s-eye view of a common challenge hits the right notes…. A must for every child who has to move away and for teachers and parents who want to help children through these times.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Three girls hatch a plan to help make their parting truly sweet in a story that celebrates the bond of friendship while acknowledging the reality of transition…. Shifting skillfully between realistic expressions of lamentation, camaraderie, and love, Scanlon sustains a positive vibe while giving full weight to how upset Posy is. Denton is equally agile as frowns gradually give way to warm smiles. There’s a comforting realness to her ink-and-watercolor artwork – the girls look like real girls (and have real girls’ bodies), and the scenes include the accessible details of an ordinary house and neighborhood, from the mismatched lawn chairs to tacky kitchen flooring, that make a place feel special.” – Publishers Weekly


Purchase Options
Indiebound • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Spring 2014
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-44870-3
Price: $17.99/$18.99
Trim Size: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Erin Murphy Literary Agency / Scholastic
Translation Rights: Erin Murphy Literary Agency / Scholastic
Rights Available? yes


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