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A Pinch of Powder

ISBN: 9781634899314
Binding: Paperback
Author: Richard Edward Benoit
Pages: 232
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 2/7/2017

Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient
Winner of the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Pre-Teen Fiction — Bronze Medal

All it takes to start a summer adventure is a pinch of powder!

It's the longest hottest summer of all time and siblings Jim and Carrie are being forced to spend it in their dreary new town of Claremont Ohio. Desperate to escape their boredom the two kids take a job looking after their neighbor's dogs and quickly realize they're in for a more exciting summer than they could have possibly imagined.

There's more to Mrs. Simonson from down the street than meets the eye. She's a pulvologist-a scientist that makes powders that can dye hair green and make broccoli taste like chocolate. In her laboratory she dreams of inventing a powder that turns things invisible.

Jim and Carrie's summer is looking up but trouble arrives when sinister businessmen try to shut down their family bakery. Now it's up to brother and sister to save the day. However they're about to learn that a pinch of powder might cause just as many problems as it solves.

Richard Edward Benoit lives with his wife in Northern California. He gardens and writes always captivated by the wonders of science and the beauty of nature. This is the first book in the Pulvology series.

A Pinch of Powder the book one in the Pulvology Series is his first novel. Learn more at

Richard Edward Benoit is the recipient of the Mom's Choice Gold Award for his book A Pinch of Powder. This award honors excellence in family friendly media.