The Teashop Girls Reviewed by Publishers Weekly!

11/27/2008 19:48

The Teashop Girls Laura Schaefer, illus. by Sujean Rim. Simon & Schuster/Wiseman, $15.99 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4169-6793-4
Everything tea drinkers might want to know about that beverage can be found in this clever first novel. Thirteen-year-old Annie is determined to keep her grandmother's old-fashioned teashop from going out of business. As she tries to drum up new customers, she faces other problems as well: her two best friends' waning interest in the project, her ill-fated crush on her grandmother's cute new employee and unwanted attention from a less desirable boy. Recipes, facts and quotes about tea are sandwiched between the chapters, and cozy illustrations of teapots and cakes alongside photographs of vintage advertisements add to the fun...