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A Snicker of Magic book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Introducing an extraordinary new voicea magical debut that. A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic Gold) Paperback – April 28, 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.
Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer. Rona London shares her pick for Book of the Day, A Snicker of Magic : Twelve-year-old Felicity Juniper Pickle, her mother, little sister and dog have been nomads, traveling in their beat-up van from town to town for years. Blogs Category Terms:.
Categories Book Clubs. Book News. I like the way the main character, Felicity, sees actual visible words around people and places; they give her clues as to emotions, histories, and personalities. I love how it introduces vocabulary - this book is perfect for parents who like to read with their kids and want some extracurricular activities like looking up definitions or using the word-lists found in this book for kids to make their own poems.
The first couple of chapters made me anxious because of the use of the word gypsy. My family has Romanichal roots and the way Travelers are portrayed isn't always pleasant. The Romanichal and Roma are never mentioned by name in this story, only the word gypsy is used and not in context with Romany culture. I would like to caveat the previous sentence by pointing out that there were a couple paragraphs that made me imagine that the town of Midnight Gulch may have originally been settled by the Roma who then forgot who they were which is a reality for many American Roma families.
New Agers can be a source of despair for the Roma - imagine what you think you know about gypsies and there's a good chance you're envisioning New Age Travelers instead of actual Romany people, but the Pickle family doesn't even rely on that stereotype which is a nice change from the usual portrayal. I'm so pleased that I received a free copy of this book from GoodReads First Reads in exchange for a review because I loved this story.
The writing style made me think Dr. Seuss meets Roald Dahl meets Alice Hoffman. I look forward to reading more work by this author.
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I ordered a few days before Easter and way beyond pleased went I got it the day before. Thanks BN!!! Anonymous More than 1 year ago This is a very good book you should read. Anonymous More than 1 year ago -she flops over. Anonymous More than 1 year ago He blinked up at her, nodding. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Peeps need ta write a twenty page sample,yo. Doing so will get you kicked out! Related Searches. A Handful of Stars.
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