Short

by Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s , Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz , she'll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn't ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive--one of the adults with dwarfism who've joined the production's motley crew of Munchkins--and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia's own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn't want to fade into the background--and it's a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!

Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In this sweet and uplifting story, quirky middle-schooler Julia grows up in unexpected ways after winning the roles of a Munchkin and a winged monkey in a summer production of The Wizard of Oz. She can't dance or sing, but she's ideally suited for the roles because she's very short. Julia hopes being in the play will help take her mind off the recent death of her beloved dog, Ramon. She's not the best student, isn't a good listener, and tends to daydream, but she's wryly observant, especially of the adults around her, who often act more out of control than the kids. She finds friendship and great role models in an elderly neighbor and in a number of people involved with the show: her director, a talented costume designer, and Olive, a woman with dwarfism who plays a fellow Munchkin. Julia's tendency for self-analysis and her unique view of things is often very funny, as in the way she compares blue cheese to the tops of her grandmother's legs when she's in her swimsuit. It's refreshing that Julia doesn't mind being short and believes she's little, but big inside. Her self-acceptance is inspiring, and the joy she experiences in her foray into theater is irresistible.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Julia Marks, 11, is short for her age, doesn't dance, can't carry a tune like her brother Randy, and definitely doesn't want to spend her summer acting in community theater. All of that changes when she and Randy are cast as Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. The play forces Julia to challenge her perceptions of herself: being a dreamer isn't necessarily a bad thing, and being short doesn't mean one can't do great things. It also allows her to engage with people she wouldn't have otherwise met, like elderly neighbor Mrs. Chang (who turns out to be both a skilled seamstress and an agile Winged Monkey); Olive, one of three adult Munchkins; and Shawn Barr, the play's charismatic director. Sloan (Counting by 7s) again captures the authentic voice of a child dealing with weighty topics, including loss and identity, in a charming and often funny way. Julia's natural naïveté (such as not knowing that L. Frank Baum is not "El Frank Bomb") and inability to self-censor make for a narrative filled with lighthearted and candid moments. Ages 8-12. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Role models -- Juvenile fiction.
Body size -- Juvenile literature.
Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction.
Theater -- Juvenile fiction.
Size -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Theater -- Fiction.
Fiction.
Publisher New York :Puffin Books,2018
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017.
Includes excerpt from: Counting by 7s.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2017.
Description 296, 19 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0399186220
9780399186226
9781536430790
153643079X
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