Eleven year old Cady has lived in the orphanage with Miss Mallory since she was a baby. Although Miss Mallory has a “Talent” for finding new homes for orphans, she does not seem to be able to find a place for Cady. While Cady waits, she utilizes her Talent to bake cakes, hoping one day to bake a cake for her own adoption day. Cady’s adventures intertwine with a family of children searching for their own Talents, a runaway balloonist, a missing dinosaur bone, and even a Talent thief until her story looks like a tangle of knots, but it may not be as tangled as it seems. How this story unwinds will surprise you.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head