The Crunch of the Nutcracker
Sheryl Ickes, author
In December, nutcrackers are showing up all over the town of Creek Water, Pa. Alexandra Jean Applecake Baker, owner and operator of the Slice of Life Bakery, and her friends try to figure out if the arrivals are good or bad for their town at the most festive time of the year. Alex is not sure if she should try to discover the identity of the anonymous donor, but you the reader can. At the end of the book is a list of possibilities, read the story and see if you can solve the case of who is responsible for these nutcrackers.