All Four Stars: Blog Tour Sign-Up!

May 15, 2014 2014, food in books, middle grade, TMG tours, Wendy 28

all four stars blog tour

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting the official blog tour for All Four Stars by Tara Dairman! As you know, we only host tours for books we really love, and this particular middle grade book is right up my alley: it’s about a girl who becomes the youngest food critic for a New York Times-type paper, and when I finished it I was totally charmed and totally HUNGRY. Seriously, if you have a love for food at all, you will appreciate this book so much. It’s also funny, sweet, full of diverse characters and food, and enjoyable for both kids and adults who love kid lit.

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Tour Dates: July 1st – July 10th, 2014

Blog stops will be provided with egalleys, a shared Rafflecopter for giveaways of finished copies, and exclusive content for their tour dates. Author-generated content is limited, but we will also have additional review stops for those who can accept e-galleys, so don’t be shy about letting us know if you’re open to receiving a review copy.

Sign up for the tour here!

This is a terrific debut, and it’s one of those titles that can really benefit from word of mouth, so I hope you’ll sign up ASAP if you’re interested, as our tours tend to fill up pretty quickly. More general information on our tours and how we select participants may be found on our TMG Tour Page, where you may also find the link to be added to our general blogger database. I’ll be using that database to invite some bloggers for this particular tour as well, and will obviously be keeping an eye out for active blogs that are middle-grade friendly, as well as bloggers who are foodies.

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All Four Stars by Tara Dairman

“A scrumptious gem of a story!”—Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince

Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York’s toughest restaurant critic. (Just don’t tell anyone that she’s in sixth grade.)

Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she’s eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.

But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret! Easy as pie, right?


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Questions? Comments? DOESN’T THIS BOOK LOOK ADORABLE? Let us know what you think below! I practically get a toothache looking at that cover, and am so excited for more people to read this book.

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28 Responses to “All Four Stars: Blog Tour Sign-Up!”

  1. Jillian

    This book looks so sweet. I love the cover, and I love that her last name is Gatsby. :) I will be adding this to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Clara

    Sounds fantastic! I love stories about precocious children. I mean, very often kids in fiction do unexpected things, but a food writer? That’s just so cool!

    • Wendy Darling

      I’m excited for more people to read the book! And I’m glad we are able to help. People pay a lot more attention to MG fantasy or “issue” type books, while I tend to enjoy everyday stories about growing up much more. I’ve actually being going through an obsessive rereading kick of books I read when I was growing up, and most of them are realistic fiction.

    • Wendy Darling

      Yay! I’m glad you’re interested in the book, Faye, I thought it was SO cute. I’m waiting to hear whether we can have international stops on this tour–you know how it is sometimes with territory rights. I did remind the powers that be that all of our blogs have international/worldwide readership, though. :) Will let you know as soon as I do!

  3. S. G.

    This sounds wonderful! I love it when books are able to give food a bit of recognition.

    • Wendy Darling

      I am a huge fan of food in books–I associate certain foods with them so strongly that I still think of them sometimes when I see them! Like Turkish Delight + Narnia, pies (and a zillion other things) + Laura Ingalls Wilder, and so on. :)

    • Wendy Darling

      Heh, my early reaction kind of said it all. :P I’m so happy you signed up for the tour, Lucy! I’ll be sending out tour assignments, schedule, and materials next week. :)