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Any which wall

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Fiction J Fic Syn
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J Fic Syn
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Fiction J Fic Snyder
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J Fic Snyder
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F SNY
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F SNY
Four kids, a mysterious wall, and a good helping of common magic!

If you had a magic wall that could take you to any place and any time, where would you go? Would you want to visit castles and desert islands? Would you want to meet famous wizards, terrible pirates, beautiful queens, and dastardly outlaws? If so, then you are just like Henry and Emma, and Roy and Susan--and you will probably like this story a lot. In fact, you might even wish something similar would happen to you!

In Any Which Wall, author Laurel Snyder proves that you don't have to be an orphan, know a dragon, or even be a child to get a taste of magic. You just have to keep your mind open and willing to let it happen. And when you do find magic (like Henry, Emma, Roy, and Susan), you might be surprised that along with all the fun, you also find out new things about your friends, your family, and maybe even a little bit about who you really want to be.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This title celebrates summer vacations of yore, when kids played outside and rode their bikes toward adventure. Susan, Roy, Henry, and Emma discover a magic wishing wall in the middle of a cornfield that can transport them to any place in any time, real or imaginary. As in her picture book Inside the Slidy Diner (2008), Snyder displays a knack for collaborating with an artist who complements her offbeat sense of humor; here, Pham's handful of black-and-white drawings recall scenes from old-school dime-store novels. While the premise is rife with potential for grand adventures, the kids' excursions through Camelot, New York, an old pioneer town, and an encounter with the worst pirate in the world feel like rushed pit stops on the road to a lesson about friendship; and the focus on common magic, the kind that is not loud and full of dragons, sometimes feels like a cop-out. Still, this breezy and fun tale is just the right sort of book for a rainy summer afternoon indoors.--Jones, Courtney Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Wishes -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Iowa -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780375855603 (trade)
0375855602 (trade)
9780375955600 (lib. bdg.)
0375955607 (lib. bdg.)
9780375855610 (pbk.)
0375855610 (pbk.)
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