Close to Famous

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Viking Childrens Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 250 pages
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Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood. Everyone has a dream, but nobody is even close to famous in the little town of Culpepper. Until some unexpected events shake the town and its inhabitants-and put their big ambitions to the test. Full of humor, unforgettable characters, surprises, and lots and lots of heart, this is Joan Bauer at her most engaging.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Foster and her Mama move to a small town that is in trouble but the town takes them in and helps them both grow and become stronger people. Foster and Mama also help those in town. Love the food angle. Lots of fun. Read full review

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Close to Famous is an amazing book. It is told from the point of view of Foster Mcfee, the main character. Foster and her mother gets chased out of Memphis by a scary Elvis impersonator. Now, Foster ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Joan Bauer has won critical acclaim for her many books, which include the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here as well as Rules of the Road, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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