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The Cooking Club Detectives
10 Jun 2021 * PAPERBACK * £7.99 * 9781789543605

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. A middle grade book about family, friendship and self-discovery.

Fiction / YFB (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 192 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Also by Ewa Jozefkowicz
The Cooking Club Detectivesby Ewa Jozefkowicz

A beautifully observed middle-grade story from Waterstones-shortlisted author, Ewa Jozefkowicz, about family, friendship, food and self-discovery.

*New home
*New school
*New friends
*New puppy (yay!)

But I didn't think I was going to have to turn into a detective as well!

Sam, Frixos, Tanya, Sausage and I are the Cooking Club Detectives, and we have a mystery to solve. The community centre – my new favourite place – has suddenly been threatened with closure, but by who and why?

We're going to find out!

Ewa Jozefkowicz's debut novel The Mystery of the Colour Thief, published by Zephyr in 2018, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Girl 38: Finding a Friend, blends contemporary times with WWII Poland. The Key to Finding Jack is about the special bond between siblings. And The Cooking Club Detectives tackles the impact of food poverty on children today. All are published by Zephyr. Ewa lives in London with her husband and twin daughters but regularly visits her family in Poland. www.ewajozefkowicz.com Twitter: @EwaJozefkowicz Insta: ewas_bookshelf

The fourth middle grade novel by Waterstones-shortlisted author Ewa Jozefkowicz, the Jacqueline Wilson for the next generation.

Weaves mystery and adventure into a story about the power of food, friendship, family and community.

Easy, tasty recipes sprinkled throughout.

Cover artwork by Katy Riddell.

CBMC code: D3N79

MARKET: Jacqueline Wilson; Cathy Cassidy; Liz Kessler.


'When it is out-out, [The Cooking Club Detectives] will be one children will be flocking to in droves! Tackling food poverty and online bullying head on, and featuring a puppy called Sausage (I can't even speak for the genius of it all), I dare to defy anyone who will not instantly fall in love with Erin and her fellow detective buddies' Onjali Q. Rauf

'A gently unfolding detective story that delicately unpacks themes of food poverty, friendship and the importance of community spaces ... The writing gives space for a range of perspectives and characters' background stories to be heard (as well as their recipes!)' BooksforTopics, Ones to Watch - Middle Grade Round-up for Summer 2021

'A warm and engaging story with appealing characters. Many themes are explored such as settling into a new school and making friends, including with those whose lifestyle is very different from your own' Books for Keeps

'This story is a powerful reflection of our time, building empathy and strength ... The Cooking Club Detectives is sure to inspire children to make a difference in their communities' Scope for the Imagination

'A beautifully observed story about the power of food and friendship' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

'This delightful detective story has an engaging plot and likable characters. It subtly explores new friendships, the importance of community and issues of food poverty and online bullying. Easy-to-follow recipes for delicious meals and snacks are dotted throughout the chapters, encouraging readers to develop their own culinary skills' BookTrust

'Celebrating the importance of community, family and friends, this is a lovely, warm-hearted story that shows how food can bring people together. The story is interspersed with some great recipes you can try out, such as banana bread, fajitas, mini 'eaglet' omelettes and pizza' The Week Junior

'Sensitively tackling themes of online bullying and food poverty, this is a heartfelt story about the importance of community and the power of food to connect people. With recipes dotted throughout the story, [it] is also perfect for encouraging children to get active in the kitchen' Scotland on Sunday

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