The Crumbling Castle

From the Series The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Meet Zoe Jones (aka Zinnia Jakes), a nine-year old SECRET PASTRY CHEF! Schoolgirl by day and chef by night!

When Zinnia Jakes get a new pastry order for a special medieval crumbling castle cake, she has no idea where to start! Not only that but it needs to be ready in less than a day for the school fair and the clock is ticking.

Zoe, along with the help of her magical cat, Coco, her best friend, Addie, and her eccentric Aunty Jam, get to work on a plan—FAST.

Full of mystery and excitement, the question remains if Zinnia Jakes can still be the secret pastry chef that everyone loves and talks about or will her identity be blown?

Perfect for 7+ readers who love baking, secret identities and magical cats! JOIN ZINNIA JAKES on her incredible adventure and even try out the tasty medieval gingerbread recipe at the back of the book!

“The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Crumbling Castle is a great easy read for younger kids who are ready to read longer chapter books.”—ragamuffin.books

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 92
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV050000, JUV006000, JUV016070
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.125
Lexile 660
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Brenda Gurr

Brenda Gurr works as a freelance writer and editor from her home in the beautiful countryside of Victoria, Australia. She lives with her family and two attention-seeking Burmese cats named Bingley and Bess.

Illustrator: Nancy Leschnikoff

Nancy Leschnikoff is a designer and illustrator, mother of two young children, and an all-around juggler! She juggles her poster illustration business in her spare time while looking after her family.

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The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

Zoe Jones is Zinnia Jakes, a nine-year-old secret pastry chef! She makes the tastiest and most wonderful cakes. Together with her magical cat, Coco, her best friend Addie, and her aunt Jam, they get into incredible adventures. View available downloads →