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If the Magic Fits: 100 Dresses


Series
100 Dresses

by
Susan Maupin Schmid

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin
Imprint
Random House
ISBN
9780553533675
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Inside a castle, there’s a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

AR

4.7: points 9

Lexile

630L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

14

JLG Release

Feb 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Fairy tales. Courts and courtiers. Magic. Clothing and dress. Orphans. Identity. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

With fuzzy hair, a tiny frame, and an unusual name, Darling Dimple wants nothing more than to get out of the cellar where she scrubs dishes for a bustling castle community. When the opportunity to be an Under-Presser (a fancy name for someone who irons) on Princess Marigold’s staff opens up, Darling nabs it, and so begins an adventure of mystery and magic. In this new series starter, Darling discovers a closet full of 100 magical dresses that disguise the wearer as someone else, which allows Darling to plunge herself deep into the heart of a mystery: Who is trying to wake sleeping dragons (literally) and steal the kingdom? Each dress moves and communicates in its own way, with unique personality. Darling uses only a few of the dresses on her adventure, nicely setting up the future volumes. As Darling slowly uncovers the plot against the kingdom, she also finds hidden depths of power within herself and reveals her true friends. A spunky and lively narrator, Darling Dimple is easy to love, and her story is easy to fall into. Schmid peppers the castle community with interesting secondary characters. While somewhat predictable, the carefully plotted mystery moves along at a quick pace with enough ups and downs to keep readers excited. VERDICT Give this magic-filled romp to fans of Jessica Day George and Shannon Hale.—Mariah Manley, Salt Lake City Public Library

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

With fuzzy hair, a tiny frame, and an unusual name, Darling Dimple wants nothing more than to get out of the cellar where she scrubs dishes for a bustling castle community. When the opportunity to be an Under-Presser (a fancy name for someone who irons) on Princess Marigold’s staff opens up, Darling nabs it, and so begins an adventure of mystery and magic. In this new series starter, Darling discovers a closet full of 100 magical dresses that disguise the wearer as someone else, which allows Darling to plunge herself deep into the heart of a mystery: Who is trying to wake sleeping dragons (literally) and steal the kingdom? Each dress moves and communicates in its own way, with unique personality. Darling uses only a few of the dresses on her adventure, nicely setting up the future volumes. As Darling slowly uncovers the plot against the kingdom, she also finds hidden depths of power within herself and reveals her true friends. A spunky and lively narrator, Darling Dimple is easy to love, and her story is easy to fall into. Schmid peppers the castle community with interesting secondary characters. While somewhat predictable, the carefully plotted mystery moves along at a quick pace with enough ups and downs to keep readers excited. VERDICT Give this magic-filled romp to fans of Jessica Day George and Shannon Hale.—Mariah Manley, Salt Lake City Public Library

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