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'Bake Shop Ghost': Hauntingly Sweet

Nov 19, 2005

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"Miss Cora Lee Merriweather ran the best bake shop in these parts — maybe even in the whole state. The chocolate in her Mississippi mud pie was darker than the devil's heart. Her sponge cake was so light the angels kept hoping it would float up to heaven..."

So begins Jacqueline Ogburn's tale, in which the ghost of a baker comes back to haunt her own shop in an effort to get the new owner to leave. Children's author Daniel Pinkwater talks with Scott Simon about this picture book, colorfully illustrated by Marjorie A. Priceman.

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