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Cookies & milk  Cover Image Book Book

Cookies & milk / Shawn Amos ; illustrated by Robert Paul Jr.

Amos, Shawn, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780759556775
  • ISBN: 0759556776
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the author's childhood.
Summary, etc.:
"It's a summer of family, friendship, and fun fiascos in this semi-autobiographical novel that's as irresistible as a fresh-baked cookie. Eleven-year-old Ellis Johnson has the summertime blues. He dreamed of spending the summer of 1976 hanging out with friends, listening to music, and playing his harmonica. Instead, he'll be sleeping on a lumpy pullout in Dad's sad little post-divorce bungalow and helping bring Dad's latest far-fetched, sure-to-fail idea to life: opening the world's first chocolate chip cookie store. They have six weeks to perfect their recipe, get a ramshackle A-frame on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard into tip-top shape, and bring in customers. But of course, nothing is as easy as Dad makes it sound, even with Grandma along for the ride. Like she says, they have to GIT—get it together—and make things work. Along the way, Ellis discovers a family mystery he is determined to solve, the power of community, and new faith in himself. Partially based on Shawn Amos's own experiences growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos in a mostly white area, and packed with humor, heart, and fun illustrations, this debut novel sings with the joy of self-discovery, unconditional love, and belonging."-- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Juvenile fiction.
Divorce > Juvenile fiction.
Chocolate chip cookies > Juvenile fiction.
Entrepreneurship > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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