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Scumble

by Law, Ingrid, 1970-

Format: Large Print 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books FICTION Law CL 9801
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
Call Number  FICTION Law CL 9801
 
 
Summary
A New York Times Bestseller -- Companion to the Newberry Honor Winner SavvyLedger Kale always dreamed of the awesome magical power he'd get when he turned thirteen -- the day when folks in his family inherit an extraordinary talent called a savvy. But Ledge's dreams are soon in pieces. And so are the toaster, the television, and the wipers on the minivan. After the Kales decide it's safe to head to a family wedding in Wyoming, Ledge's savvy grows. Worse, there's an outside witness to his monumental mess.
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.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Juvenile fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Magic -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Publisher Detroit :Thorndike Press,2011
Edition Large print ed.
Language English
Description 575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781410435316 (hardcover)
1410435318 (hardcover)
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