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No Room for Dessert

No Room for Dessert

Illustrated by: Christine Davenier
For Ages: 7 - 10
What will Dessert bring to her classroom’s invention fair? Mischief, of course!

All of a sudden it seems like Dessert’s life story is being written in invisible ink! It’s getting harder and harder to believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn't even know her name! (He calls her “dirt.”) Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family’s radar—and hopefully make them all feel like “dirt” for a change.
     Let there be light bulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom’s invention contest, which should be a piece o’ cake. But, things get worse before they get better...soon, they are so bad, Dessert may need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again—or maybe just a surprising new friend.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442403611 | 
  • July 2012 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
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About the Author

Hallie Durand
Photo Credit: Sharon Stewart

Hallie Durand

Hallie Durand’s favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream drowned in hot-fudge sauce.  She grew up in a large, food-loving family much like the one in her books.  But unlike Dessert, Hallie had to eat dessert after supper.  When she’s not writing, she likes to visit fondue restaurants to do “research.” Hallie lives with her family in New Jersey. 

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