Saturday, May 26, 2018

From Inside My Book Fort - "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd

Welcome to the Book Fort!

Annabelle and I have been spending a lot of time in the book fort lately due to all the rain.

A good book is the perfect antidote for gloomy weather, and a book filled with magic tops the list.

Today we're reading from another of our all-time favorites, Natalie Lloyd's "A Snicker of Magic."

Do you love words?

Me, too!

And so does Felicity Pickle.

Do you sometimes find yourself jotting down words that you love?

Me, too!

And so does Felicity Pickle.

Felicity is also known to make up a word if there's not one that meets her requirements and  expectations.  Like "Spindiddly."  And some more just as brilliant.

And this is a spindiddly book - give it a try!

"Whimsical and bewitching ... hang on for the ride!" - New York Times Book Review

"From every angle, Lloyd's first novel sparkles and radiates warmth ... a reassuring, homespun story about self-expression and the magic that resides in one's mind and heart." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A delightful and inspiring debut ... As Felicity loves to say, 'Yes ... yes ... yes!'" - School Library Journal, starred review

From Amazon: "Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.

But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster. "


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