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Scumble

by Law, Ingrid, 1970-

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Summary

Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 1/2 hours
Read by TBA
Nine years after Mibs's Savvy journey, her cousin Ledge is about to turn thirteen...

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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This companion to Newbery Honor Book Savvy (2008) provides the same high level of satisfying plot, delightful characters, alliterative language, and rich imagery. In this story, Ledger Kale's thirteenth birthday arrives with the traditional family inheritance of a particular savvy a power unique to each individual, who must then learn how to manage his or her new talent. At first it seems that Ledge's savvy is one for destruction: I could blow stuff apart without a touch, dismantling small things in bursts of parts and pieces: a light switch here, a doorknob there, garage door opener, can opener, Dad's stop watch, his electric nose-hair trimmer too. But during a summer visit to the Flying Cattleheart, Uncle Autry's Wyoming ranch, Ledge learns to tame, train, and deploy his power to good ends as he struggles against 13-year-old Sarah Jane Cabot, an aspiring reporter looking to expose the family's secrets, whose businessman father is trying to foreclose on the ranch. Other characters include Ledge's safety-slogan-spouting seven-year-old sister Fedora, levitating twin cousins, and Grandpa Bomba, who is comforted in his last days by sweet music, preserved in old peanut-butter jars, from his long-dead wife. While adult readers will see this all as a beautiful conceptualization of the drama and metamorphosis of adolescence, younger readers will delight in the tall-tale tropes and Ledge's authentic physical, emotional, and artistic challenges.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Law follows her Newbery Honor-winning debut, Savvy, with a look at another family in which "thirteenth birthdays were like time bombs." It's been nine years since Mibs Beaumont's tumultuous 13th, and the spotlight now finds her cousin Ledge Kale. Ledge's "savvy"-inadvertently (and explosively) dismantling objects-has just hit, disastrously, when his family must travel from Indiana to Wyoming for a wedding. The setting allows Law to revisit the wacky clan, from Ledge's Uncle Autry, a sort of insect whisperer, and Autry's twin daughters, Marisol and Mesquite, who can levitate things up and down, left and right, "like two knobs of an Etch A Sketch." However, Ledge's talent is "as useless as a pogo stick in quicksand," so it's up to Mibs's brother Rocket to mentor him on "scumbling," a finesse move that turns problem savvies into assets. Rocket and Ledge both have romantic entanglements, and although Ledge's is unconvincing, it figures prominently in the plot. The story's chief appeal lies in Law's talents as a yarn-spinner, and the worth-repeating message about making peace with who you are. Ages 8-12. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's secrets -- Juvenile fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Juvenile fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY :Penguin Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Kremenitzer, David, 1982-
Penguin Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by David Kremenitzer.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780142428146
0142428140
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