A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

31st January 2023

This book was a charming and fun read. Mona, a fourteen-year-old baker, has a special kind of magic in the ways of bread making. She can make gingerbread men dance, and can keep her bakes from burning in the oven. When she is faced with the serious accusation of murder, she is thrown into a conspiracy threatening the entire kingdom. She is the only one who can help keep everyone safe but is unsure that her simple bread magic is enough to do so. With help from her friends, she is able to come up with creative solutions and gain enough confidence to defend the kingdom from harm. Mona’s relatable voice was so lovable, and her journey through this story is one that anyone can enjoy.