The Cookie Maker
The Cookie Maker of Mavin Road

by Sue Lawson and Liz Anelli is a delightful story about the way that small gestures can make a real difference in a community. Benedict Stanley is an older gentleman who loves to sit on his porch with his cat, Audrey Mae, watch people come and go along Mavin Road. But, most passersby are too busy to respond to his pleasantries--until a young boy named Rory stops to chat and gives Benedict an idea. From then on, each milestone on Mavin Road is celebrated with an anonymous delivery of homemade cookies: “shortbread when triplets arrive home, chocolate chip to welcome new neighbors.” Benedict’s cookies become a neighborhood mystery that only Rory--and the reader--know the truth about, until the bittersweet and heartwarming ending.