Lauren J. Becker is a literacy specialist with a 30-year career, working with children and adults to excite them about the world of reading. Her undergraduate background in early childhood education and graduate work in reading research underpin her expertise as an educator. She is passionate about literacy. A teacher and learner, Lauren unlocks the mystery and magic of literature and sprinkles it liberally, revealing the gifts of reading.

Abe's village depends on him to deliver their morning bagels. But when there's no one to bake the bagels, what will he do?