A Tangle of Knots
By Lisa Graff
Get Tangled Up
Then, Toby adopts Cady Burgess because he went to Miss Mallory's Home For Lost Girls. Due to almost killing a girl with his truck. Miss Mallory still kindly invites him in, and asks him if he wants to adopt the girl he almost killed, or Cady. He says yes and the Ashers, Toby, Mason, and Cady all live together at the Lost Luggage Emporium. It's tight, and Mason isn't to happy.
In the end, Cady is at a baking competition in NYC, because she has an INCREDIBLE Talent for baking cakes. When she is there Mason tries to steal her Talent, but doesn't succeed. Luckily. We don't know if Cady won or not. But, everything ended happily because according to the text, Mason mysteriously disappears, Toby, Cady, and the Ashers take over The Lost Luggage Emporium, and Cady still bakes cake. That is my summary for A Tangle of Knots.
For instance, Marigold Asher is Zane and Will Asher's sister. She lives at the Lost Luggage Emporium with the Burgesses. The reason she lives at the Lost Luggage Emporium is because a hot air balloon crashed into her house. She doesn't know her talent until Mason gives her Zane's talent. And Zane's Talent happens to be perfectly spitting.
The author states, Cady just got adopted by Toby Burgess. She has a tremendous talent for baking cakes. Before she was adopted by Toby, she lived at Miss Mallory's Home for Lost Girls. She also found out she is Toby's birth-daughter, his wife died and he gave Cady to Miss Mallory's Home for lost girls. But then Toby re-adopted her not knowing she was his birth daughter.
According to the text, Toby Burgess is Mason Burgess's son. Toby's late wife is Caroline, who turned out to be V's daughter. Cady is Toby's birth-daughter, and then years and years later, he adopts her after he gave her to Miss Mallory's Home for Lost Girls. He is now her dad and they live at the Lost Luggage Emporium with the Ashers. And, he is not the biggest fan of Mason.
Powder Blue Suitcase
Powder blue suitcases come into the story because- Mason Burgess collected all 36 powder blue St. Anthony's suitcases to see if the "Perfect Peanut Butter" recipe was in any of them, and it was in the 36th suitcase.
Cake come into the story because- Cady's talent is making cake and finding the PERFECT cake for every person.
Hot Air Balloon
Hot air balloons come into the story because- A hot air balloon crashes into the Asher's house. So, they moved to the Lost Luggage Emporium because they couldn't live in a house with a giant hole in the wall.
Powder Blue Suitcase
I haven't figured out my PERFECT cake yet. What should I do?!?
Thank you for reading,
I got your letter! That's so sad you haven't found your perfect cake yet. If you keep on trying, you'll find it! OR, if you're REALLY stuck, you can go meet Loretta. She was a judge at the baking competition in New York. She has the same talent as you, finding the perfect cake for someone.
Calling All Characters!
Cady: Cady is an orphan that has a Talent for baking cakes. She was living at Miss Mallory's Home for Lost Girls before she got adopted by Toby.
Miss Mallory: She is petite and pixyish and is the owner of Miss Mallory's Home for Lost Girls.
Mrs. Asher: Is a great knitter. Will, Marigold, and Zane are her children.
Toby: Is a "dolt", He works for Mason at the Lost Luggage Emporium.
Will: Always appears out of nowhere; is Marigold and Zane's little brother
Marigold: Hasn't found her Talent yet, Will and Zane are her brothers.
Zane: Is a delinquent. Is the brother of Marigold and Will Asher.
Mason (AKA The Owner): Owns the Lost Luggage Emporium. toby works for him
"V": Isn't able to talk because she had a stroke. She keeps think of someone named "Caroline".
Dear Lisa Graff,
In the story Mason steals people's Talents. I don't like stealing because if you get stolen from, you will most likely be depressed. And, you will be missing things. During the story, Mason tries to steal Cady's Talent, and when he doesn't succeed, she is relieved. But, if he DID steal her Talent, she would fall apart. That is why I think stealing is bad.