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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Donna Murphy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780060850173
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Rosie and her best friend just can't seem to get along, but Granny Torrelli knows just what to do to make things better. With warm words and secret recipes, she helps Rosie see that nothing can break the bond between two life long pals.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sharon Creech is responsible for this recipe, and everyone knows there’s hardly a more seductive writer in the business.”  

    Washington Post

  • “A nourishing treat infused with warmth and wisdom. Granny Torrelli’s wise words and heart-warming stories from her Italian childhood help Rosie to sort out her own feelings and understand the value of friendship.” 

    Financial Times

  • “The way Sharon Creech writes about relationships is as spicy and comforting as a good pot of soup...Creech...triumphs at exposing the tender subtleties and delicacies of changing relationships through what she leaves unsaid.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “[An] endearing story.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This story of a friendship, told around food and delivered in small, digestible bites, is a tasty treat...Each character adds flavor, but the story’s strength comes mostly from Rosie—bossy, loving, and willing to see both the error of her ways and the possibilities for the future.”


  • “Tastes and smells emerge along with wisdom and insight as a grandmother and grandchild reveal experiences past and present in the warmth of the kitchen...The integration of the Italian kitchen and Granny’s family stories from the old country add flavor just like the ingredients in her recipes. This is a meal that should not be missed.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Full of good humor and aromatic seasonings.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Soup, pasta, and Granny Torrelli’s wisdom are food for the soul in this hearteningly stirring, friendship-affirming novel...Blending all the right ingredients for young and old readers alike, Creech’s novel serves up a masterful array of emotion. The author’s expert use of language is remarkable...This tasty morsel of a book is sure to leave readers’ appetites whetted and their spirits strengthened.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “This short story tells a lot with few words...A charming, amusing book.” 


  • An ALA Notable Book for Children
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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.