A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff

24 Jun

I’ve finished my first chapter book of the summer, and I loved it! A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff, is an interesting story told from many different points of view. Sometimes the story can be confusing because I wasn’t sure how all the pieces fit together, but if you stick with it, it all becomes clear!
In this book, people have Talents, which means they can do something (usually something ordinary) really well. For example, there is a character who is Talented at knitting, and can knit sweaters, scarves, and other things really quickly. There are other characters in the book who are Talented at tying knots, matching people, and spitting. The main character’s Talent is baking cakes. Yum! The author has included several cake recipes, too!

I would recommend this book snack to anyone in grades 3-5, especially to anyone who loves a little dash of fantasy. If you like this book, I would also recommend Pie, by Sarah Weeks, and Everything on a Waffle, by Polly Horvath. We will have this book in the library when school starts again, but I have to warn you: if you want to borrow it, you’ll have to make a cake from the recipes and bring me a slice! 🙂

A Tangle of Knots

 

By the way, what do you think of the cover?

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2 Responses to “A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff”

  1. Elena P. June 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I tried reading A Tangle Of Knots & got about a quarter-way through, and the girl was still at the orphanage baking cakes and trying to get adopted. It just didn`t hook me right away and got boring very quickly. #coversreallycool

    • Mrs. Gersztoff June 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Elena, this is totally the kind of book you have to be a little patient with. 🙂 Some interesting things start to happen a little further on. It may not be for everyone, though.

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