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A snicker of magic

by Lloyd, Natalie,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2014 2014
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Summary
Introducing an extraordinary new voice a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten...and your heart sing. Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Felicity arrives in Midnight Gulch and learns from her mama that there used to be magic there. Magic is a bonus for Felicity, who longs to stay in one place so she can make a friend. She finds one in wheelchair-bound Jonah, and he fills in Felicity on the town's magical history and its people. And, as it turns out, Felicity is capable of magic herself word collecting. She sees words everywhere on people, in her glass of milk, and in the trees. The word treasures that she finds are the real winner for this novel. (The words are not part of the sentence structure, but they add to the story by revealing the moods of people she sees, or are used as onomatopoeia.) The unusual language, showing a tinge of Tennessee mountain dialect, spins a web around the story that touches on helping others, budding friendships, and strength of family. First-time novelist Lloyd has produced a spindiddly product that will hearten word and poetry lovers and encourage those who have almost lost hope for a happy ending.--Edmundson, Martha Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "From every angle, Lloyd's first novel sparkles and radiates warmth. Felicity Juniper Pickle, 12, feels an immediate kinship with the town of Midnight Gulch, Tenn., the latest place her itinerant mother has brought Felicity, her almost-six-year-old sister, Frannie Jo, and their dog Biscuit. The remote mountain town has a history interwoven with secret magic, but most of it seems to have evaporated years ago following a dual between a pair of famous magician brothers, which divided a family and resulted in a curse. Felicity's immediate concerns lay with her mother's sadness and her insistence on constantly uprooting the family. With the help of Felicity's new friend Jonah, who has his own secret magic that he works on Midnight Gulch; the stories that Felicity collects from various townspeople; and Felicity's ability to see words that reflect people's hidden thoughts and desires) she tries to save both the town and her own family. Working in the folksy vein of Ingrid Law's Savvy, Lloyd offers a reassuring, homespun story about self-expression and the magic that resides in one's mind and heart. Ages 8-12. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Magic Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families Tennessee Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Magic Fiction
Family life Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Tennessee Juvenile fiction.
Tennessee Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York City :Scholastic Audio2014
2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Morris, Cassandra, 1982- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Morris.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780545706797
0545706793
9781338261592
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