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Jessie Janowitz, "The Doughnut King"

Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts.

Tristan isn't Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world.

But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville―a town with one street and no restaurants. It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters.

His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand.

But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew... 

Jessie Janowitz grew up in New York City and is still living there with her husband and three children, all of whom love doughnuts as much as she does. Visit

After discussing her book, author Jessie Janowitz will host a "Shark-Tank" style activity! Kids will have the opportunity to come up with a business idea (either individually or in teams), write a slogan and an ad, and then participate in a fun Shark-Tank like competition. We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Please register for this FREE event here.

If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of The Doughnut King and/or The Doughnut Fix, please purchase the "Signed" version below.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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ISBN: 9781492655442
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781492671480
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - March 5th, 2019