Meet Erin, her puppy Sausage and friends as they swap recipes and pots for clues and culprits and try to solve the mystery of why their cookery club is closing and save it for everyone. The fourth middle-grade book from Waterstones-shortlisted author Ewa Jozefkowicz about family, friendship and self-discovery, touching on themes of food poverty and online bullying.
Skipton House Community Centre may look ramshackle, but it is soon at the heart of Erin's life – especially the cooking club. When the building is suddenly threatened with closure, Erin and her new friends, Tanya, Frixos, and Sam, form The Cooking Club Detectives. Can they, and their four-legged assistant, Sausage, uncover who the mystery culprit is and save Skipton?
A beautifully observed 9+ story about the power of food and the importance of community.
'Jozefkowicz writes wonderfully about family, friendship and self-discovery' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller.
'A novel which eloquently explores what friendship really means and what sacrifices and acts of courage need to be made when you truly care about someone, regardless of age or time' Just Imagine, on Girl 38: Finding a Friend.
'Both here and in her debut (The Mystery of the Colour Thief) Jozefkowicz shows empathy for her young heroines, exploring key themes of friendship, family and finding yourself with compassion and optimism ... Jozefkowicz is definitely a name to watch' The Bookseller, Editor's Pick, on Girl 38: Finding a Friend.
'I thoroughly enjoyed Ewa Jozefkowicz's latest novel about family, friendship and listening – to others as well as to the inner voice that both chides and encourages ... The Key to Finding Jack is full of tantalising clues and hidden facts ... A brilliant read and an author to watch!' Alison Brumwell, Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group.
'It's a heartwarming story about families, friendships, school, nature, hope and self-confidence' Huffington Post, on The Mystery of the Colour Thief