Scones and Sensibility

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Seek tirelessly and you shall not find a contemporary heroine of middle-grade literature as refined and romantic as Miss Polly Madassa. Still swooning over the romantic conclusions of Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, twelve-year-old Polly decides her purpose in life: helping along lonely hearts in search of love. Polly’s only task this summer is to make deliveries for her parents’ bakery, leaving ample time for this young cupid to find hearts to mend—beginning with the kite-store owner, Mr. Nightquist, who will pair perfectly with Miss Wiskerton (the unfairly labeled town curmudgeon). Polly’s best friend Fran Fisk is in desperate need of a mother ever since hers ran off with a man she met on the Internet; Polly must find a match for Mr. Fisk. And while she’s at it, it wouldn’t hurt to find Clementine, Polly’s teenaged sister, a beau worthy of her (so she can shed that brute, Clint). Polly’s plans are in full swing, so she definitely cannot be bothered by the advances of classmate Brad Barker. But maybe Polly should have turned her attention to Miss Austen’s Emma next, because she quickly learns the pitfalls of playing matchmaker. How will Polly patch up her own relationships, while ensuring that destined love can take its course?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 320
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS JUV039190, JUV019000, JUV026000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.1875 x 7.625
Lexile 840
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135412
Accelerated Reader® Points 9.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography

Author: Lindsay Eland

Lindsay Eland is the middle of three girls. She often had to wait for the bathroom, share a room and a bed with her sister, and sometimes felt forgotten. (Even so, she has always adored both of her sisters.) She has published one previous novel, Scones and Sensibility. Lindsay lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. You can visit Lindsay online at and follow her on twitter @lindsayeland.