Magical Kids: The Smallest Girl Ever; the Boy Who Could Fly
Ruby's mother is a magician, and her father is a genie, but it takes Ruby a while to embrace her own abilities. Meanwhile, she just keeps getting smaller and smaller. . . . Read Ruby's story, then flip the book over for another magical tale, in which a most unusual fairy grants Thomas Top a birthday wish. Imagine Thomas's surprise when he discovers that the wish actually came true-and he can fly! Black-and-white illustrations.
JLG Release: Jan 2009
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild
The brief chapters, with abundant line art, are just right for early-chapter-book readers. Chapter endings, which often foreshadow events to come, keep the plot moving. (“‘Imagine that,’ said Aunt Hat . . . ‘It must be my lucky day. This bag could come in very handy.’ Just how handy, she was about to find out.”)
Satisfyingly, good prevails in each tale. Having finished one, readers will be enticed to flip the book over and follow one happy ending with another magical adventure.
5 1/8" x 8"
Level 4.8; Points: 3;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.5; Points: 7;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
The Smallest Girl Ever: Magicians, Disappointment, Nannies, Reading, Becoming an orphan, Lawyers, Boarding schools, Expectations, Embarrassment, School inspections, Shrinking, Long-lost relatives, Imposters, Anger, Kindness, Birthday parties, Discovering a talent, Fame, Theft, Court cases, Magic lamps, Magic wands, Being loved, The Boy Who Could Fly: Fairies, Wishes, Gym class, Jumping, Being ordinary, Flying, Bullies, Inspiring others, Fishing trips, Arguments, Growing up, Becoming dull, Having fun, Painting a house, Reconciliation,