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A snicker of magic

by Lloyd, Natalie,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Millvale Community Library Juvenile Fiction JFIC LLO
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JFIC LLO
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J LLO
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J LLO
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J LLO
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J LLO
 
 
Summary
Natalie Lloyd's SPINDIDDLY debut novel, now in paperback!

A Snicker of Magic joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!


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.



But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.



Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken 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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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.
Tennessee -- Juvenile fiction.
Tennessee -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Language English
Notes Contains After words: exclusive bonus content, q& a with the author and more.
Description 311 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780545552738
0545552737
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