A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

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A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

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Shortly after discovering the dead body, Mona ends up in the middle of a growing plot against wizards in the city, and all that entails. stars - this is a very funny, but also sometimes sad and slightly dark fantasy tale about a baker's assistant who discovers a dead body one morning as she enters the bakery. Bob is a scene stealer, which is something I never would have guessed I would say about a gloppy bucket of yeast and dough that extends tentacles. Following Mona on her journey as she finds out just how much talent and creativity she has for baking bread-like products and making them to fantastical things was so entertaining.

It is a standalone book about a 14-year old girl with a magical talent when it comes to bread who is caught up in a scheme to take over the city and will need to protect it and the Duchess. One day, while 14-year-old wizard Mona is working in her aunt Tabatha's bakery, she finds a dead girl on the kitchen floor. Una novela juvenil entrañable, adictiva y con una chispa especial gracias a su genial narradora, su ambientación es realmente lo que hace la lectura un poco de "lugar feliz" al menos para mi (la ciudad medieval con magia, hechiceros y conspiraciones) pero también tiene momentos bastante oscurillos y sorprende con alguno de sus giros y reflexiones. What is visceral is the amazing descriptions, the smells, sights and textures that pop out of this book, as the characters crawl through, over and around the story.and every time biscuits were mentioned I was imagining British biscuits - however I think they're the softer more scone-like US-style biscuits (they're eaten with honey in one scene) which threw me off somewhat. Often charming and personable animals are part of both authors’ formulas, but here instead of an animal sidekick we have animated gingerbread men and other bakery products with minds of their own, not to mention Bob the belching sourdough starter. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries.

Unless you consider people who “ look like the ass end of a seagull” as being particularly mouthwatering, that is. She’s still, to some extent, figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up, although her magic has driven her further down that path than most.After all, Mona didn’t kill that girl but the person who did seems to be assassinating magical folks exclusively.

Mona’s wry and often disgusted commentary on what’s happening around her and just how far the situation has been left to go awry reads like both Sixteen Ways and the Discworld. When you're different, even just a little different, even in a way that people can't see, you like to know that people in power won't judge you for it. As per author's note at the back on publication issues, IMO editors strongly underestimate children's taste. Mona’s understanding that the adults who should have figured this out were collectively asleep at the switch and that saving the city shouldn't be up to her but is anyway is something that Harry Potter fanfiction handles better than the original stories.For the most part while I read this book I thought I only really cared about Mona, but woe the day when somebody threatens Bob or Mona’s aunt Tabitha. If you are on the lookout for an excellent fantasy that will make you laugh AND make you think, A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking has the perfect recipe.

There should have been so many grown-ups who should have fixed things before it got down to me and Spindle. The situation shouldn’t have been allowed to get so far off the rails that a 14-year-old is not just their best but their only hope.She is a sensible 14-year-old girl who makes for a great protagonist, not only because she is relatable (as much as a wizard can be, I guess) but because her concerns are so very normal. But I found myself puzzled, supremely, by dual ideas (spoilery) of a large enough city that children can escape multiple guards on a canal and through smugglers' pathways, but that same young baker can make seven golems and twenty gingerbread men can hold off an advancing army in a way that a populace can't. Had Kingfisher been content to keep it a smaller story like in Minor Mage, it would have worked better for me. It’s fun to see Mona bringing a rather stale gingerbread man to life, but to have the gingerbread man unexpectedly develop its own personality is, well, icing on the cake. Where Harry Potter comes in, of course, is that Mona is just 14 and she’s expected to save the city.



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