Parents' Guide to

A Tangle of Knots

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Intriguing tale of fate, connections, and recipes.

Book Lisa Graff Fantasy 2013
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The convoluted puzzle that connects several generations of characters will delight some readers, and probably have them rereading for clues they've missed. Other readers may bog down and find too much complication for too little payoff. Some connections that bind the characters reveal themselves in a leisurely fashion, or not at all; author Graff frequently describes a character grinning "in a way that suggested that he knew more about the world than he was letting on," and this attitude infuses the narrative, often leaving young readers to figure out obliquely suggested details for themselves.

Still, many kids will relate to Cady's longing for a family and Marigold's efforts to keep her own family from running off the rails. Cady's talent is for making the perfect cake for each recipient, and A Tangle of Knots includes numerous recipes for baked goods, both sweet and savory, that are sure to appeal to budding chefs.

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