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The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy | Nikki Loftin
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Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read. Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid AcademyPrincipal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister? It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bonesand might even pick them clean! Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.
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WiseGirl13

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, Sinister yet so sweet.....

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Very creepy rebelling of Hansel & Gretel. This book deals with some serious issues and is a bit dark. Recommended to readers in grades 6 & up who like dark, creepy fairy tales.

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Readingismyescape

I remember every single child I've brought into my schools... They become a part of me.