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  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:33
  • eBook ISBN:9780984798544

Caroline and the Cooking Fairy

by Harlene Goodrich

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Inspired by the love for her granddaughter, Caroline, author Harlene Goodrich brings to life an almost true story from her many adventures with this delightfully imaginative child. This time it's a baking emergency - Grammy has promised pies and cakes and cookies to friends in need. Only Caroline can help, and maybe the Cooking Fairy!


Author, Harlene Goodrich, wrote Caroline and the Cooking Fairy for her granddaughter, Caroline. While on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Goodrich bought her granddaughter a large wooden cooking spoon. Caroline loved to mix up sweet things with the spoon whenever Grammy came to visit. When Halloween came along Caroline asked Grammy if she would make her a cooking fairy costume to go with the spoon. Goodrich had no idea what a cooking fairy looked like, so Caroline drew a picture of the fairy for her to copy. Goodrich was then inspired to write a story for her granddaughter incorporating the cooking fairy and her spoon. On the front cover of the book is Caroline’s original drawing of a cooking fairy. On the back cover is a photograph of Caroline in costume, wooden spoon held aloft like a magic wand. After writing the book, Goodrich asked her childhood friend, Sally Wilkerson, to illustrate it. Being that the original Caroline lived 400 miles away, Wilkerson used her own granddaughter, Jaymie, as the model for Caroline in the illustrations. The book is dedicated to both granddaughters.

About the author

Harlene Goodrich lives in Seal Beach, California with her husband, Michael. She is the mother of two children and the grandmother of seven. After teaching elementary school for fourteen years she returned to the University of Southern California where she received her Master’s Degree in Professional Writing. While at USC she studied with the late Jerome Lawrence (Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame) and received three One-Act productions at the university. Her most recent full-length play, A Gold Star in the Window, was the 2010 winner of the Ashland New Play Festival where it received two readings. Her play, Light Under the Door, won Colleague’s Theatre Company’s full-length play competition in NY with a staged reading at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She was one of four winners in the Long Beach Playhouse New Works Play Competition. Her short play, Picture Perfect, produced by Love Creek Productions in NY, was published in 2006 by Samuel French, Inc. in the Thirtieth Series of Off-off Broadway Festival Plays. Her play, Gene Tierney’s Hat, was also produced by Love Creek Productions in NY and was the winner of the West Coast Ten-Minute Play Festival in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Other short plays have been produced in festivals in California, Delaware, Iowa, and Virginia. Goodrich has published poetry in - Wee Wisdom, and Blue Unicorn. She is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP), and Playwrights Voice Ensemble (PVE). She sits on the Board of Directors for Interval House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, where she volunteers her writing skills in a variety of creative endeavors including a video for teens on the subject of dating violence

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