A lip-smacking, mouthwatering, absolutely delectable debut, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a literary feast for ages seven and up. In the vein of Roald Dahl’s best-loved adventures, Marcos offers a mystical, character driven escapade that intertwines strands of reality with a larger-than-life fantasy world.
When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa’s Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar-dusted tracks will have major consequences. As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of whom have no time for a non-Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgive.
Awards & Honors:
2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
2012 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS Award-Winning Finalist in both categories of Children’s Fiction & Children’s Book Series
2011 READERS’ FAVORITE International Book Awards, Silver Medal in its category
2010 Nominated for the CYBILS Awards