Clara Voyant

by Delaney, Rachelle,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF DELANEY Rachelle
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF DELANEY Rachelle
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j DELANEY Rachelle
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j DELANEY Rachelle
A wannabe journalist and reluctant astrologer turns out to be clairvoyant in this charming middle-grade coming-of-age novel; for fans of Rebecca Stead's novels.

Clara can't believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can finally "follow her bliss," which involves moving to a tiny apartment in Kensington Market, working at a herbal remedy shop and trying to develop her so-called mystical powers. Clara tries to make the best of a bad situation by joining the newspaper staff at her new middle school, where she can sharpen her investigative journalistic skills and tell the kind of hard-news stories her grandmother appreciated. But the editor relegates her to boring news stories and worse . . . the horoscopes.

Worse yet, her horoscopes come true, and soon everyone at school is talking about Clara Voyant, the talented fortune-teller. Clara is horrified -- horoscopes and clairvoyance aren't real, she insists, just like her grandmother always told her. But when a mystery unfolds at school, she finds herself in a strange situation: having an opportunity to prove herself as an investigative journalist . . . with the help of her own mystical powers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sixth-grader Clara has lived her whole life with her staid grandmother Elaine, who acts as a buffer to Clara's hippie mother, Gaby. But when Elaine decides to leave Toronto and retire to Florida, Gaby moves Clara to a happening nearby area, Kensington Market, where they'll live in a small apartment above the herbal shop where Gaby works. Clara isn't thrilled, but she makes a good friend in Maeve, and she's happy about working for the school newspaper, even if it's under the thumb of ambitious Wesley. Then Wesley assigns her to write dumb horoscopes. However, to her shock, the more she writes, the more her psychic abilities come to the fore. This could have been just a snappy book about, as Elaine calls it, woo-woo. But Delaney seamlessly adds heft to the story through solid characterizations of Clara and Gaby, who evolve and open themselves up to new ways of understanding their world. The great cover will draw in readers, but they'll find plenty to like and even ponder once inside.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Newspapers -- Juvenile fiction.
Horoscopes -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Clairvoyance -- Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Newspapers -- Fiction.
Horoscopes -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Clairvoyance -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Toronto :Puffin Canada,2018
Language English
Description 213 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780143198536
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