My Chocolate Year

A Novel with 12 Recipes

Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
LIST PRICE $18.99

About The Book

Dorrie Meyers is starting fifth grade, the year of the Sweet Semester baking and essay contest at school. Dorrie is determined to win, but her cakes fall flat, her cookies look like pancakes, and she learns the hard way that chocolate-covered gum is NOT a good idea.

Then Dorrie meets her cousin Victor for the first time. Victor is an immigrant from Europe, and he is about to teach Dorrie that a loving family and a safe homeland are the sweetest things of all. With some top-secret tips from Victor's family's bakery and a big slice of confidence, Dorrie Meyers might just have the yummiest year of her life.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Charlotte Herman is the author of many beloved books for children, including
the acclaimed Millie Cooper series and The House on Walenska Street. Like
Dorrie, Charlotte possesses a lifelong love of family, chocolate malteds, and hot
fudge sundaes. She makes her home outside of Chicago.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than fifty books, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Bronze Medal in the Children’s Book category, and Best Books of the Year lists in publications such as Kirkus ReviewsHorn Book Magazine, and Comic Book Resources. She is also a New York Times bestseller for Grace for President, written by Kelly DiPucchio; Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully, written by Julianne Moore; and Princess in Black, written by Shannon and Dean Hale. Born in Vietnam, LeUyen came to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War when she was only two. She studied illustration at The Art Center College of Design, and for a short period of time worked at DreamWorks Animation as a layout artist before turning to illustration full time. She lives with her husband (who is also an artist) and two sons in Los Angeles. Visit her online at LeUyenPham.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2008)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416933410
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Awards and Honors

  • AJL Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book

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