The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories

The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories

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The Appetizer: The Perfect Hamburger

When a snazzy fast-food chain moves into town, business at Joe's favorite hamburger restaurant begins to suffer. He gets an idea that's sure to bring back the diners, but there's just one problem. The secret recipe for the burgers is missing! Can Joe figure out the ingredients to recreate the perfect hamburger before it's too late?

The Entrée: The Spaghetti Tangle

John and Nicky, forced to live with their vegetable-loving Aunt Rebecca, dream of eating spaghetti for every meal. So when they enter a recipe contest and win a trip to Mr. Pipelli's spaghetti factory, they couldn't be happier! But are they prepared for an encounter with the spaghetti spinner?

The Dessert: The Doughnut Ring

Jim thinks a doughnut sale is the perfect fund-raiser to help his friend, Mr. Pride. And it is—at first. But when an e-mail chain asking for donations gets out of control, Jim finds himself up to his ears in doughnuts! Will he ever be able to sell all the stock, and stop the doughnut ring for good?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599901572
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/21/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.84(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH has written more than fifty books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

LAURA RANKIN'S picture books include Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie and Rabbit Ears by Amber Stewart. She has also illustrated the Harriet Bean mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith. Laura lives in Maine.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

Place of Birth:


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