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The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls

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Publisher Comments:

Franny longs for adventure but can't even do a cartwheel. Pru can do a cartwheel but prefers hiding under her quilt making up safety tips. Cat has no use for safety tips but supposedly has ESP. And Ivy has had a seven-year string of bad luck—a Jinx that's about to get a whole lot worse.

The four are thrown together when a pair of mysterious ruby red slippers turn up, along with the fashionably mad Cha-Cha Staccato, who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch. . . .

As hilarious as it is original, The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is an unforgettable take on girlhood, piano recitals, The Wizard of Oz, and the dependable everyday magic of true friendship.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling creator of "Auntie Claus" comes her novel debut. When Ivy and her mother move to a ramshackle house on Gumm Street, a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turns up and sweeps away Ivy and her new neighbors, Pru, Cat, and Franny. Illustrations.

About the Author

Elise Primavera has, like Ivy, suffered her fair share of jinxes in life and has found it helpful, like Cat, to consult the I Ching before making any important decisions. She often feels, like Pru, that the safest place in this danger-filled world is under a quilt with a good book. As Franny dreams of doing, she has made her mark in the world—but as a writer and illustrator of children's books and not as an explorer in the mold of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Among her many books are the national bestselling Auntie Claus and its sequel. This is her first novel, but it won't be her last, because like Hieronymus Gumm, she always likes to have the last word and is hard at work on another book about the Gumm Street Girls.

Elise Primavera has, like Ivy, suffered her fair share of jinxes in life and has found it helpful, like Cat, to consult the I Ching before making any important decisions. She often feels, like Pru, that the safest place in this danger-filled world is under a quilt with a good book. As Franny dreams of doing, she has made her mark in the world—but as a writer and illustrator of children's books and not as an explorer in the mold of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Among her many books are the national bestselling Auntie Claus and its sequel. This is her first novel, but it won't be her last, because like Hieronymus Gumm, she always likes to have the last word and is hard at work on another book about the Gumm Street Girls.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060569488
Author:
Primavera, Elise
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Elise Primavera
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Baum, L. Frank
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.58x5.28x1.02 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling creator of "Auntie Claus" comes her novel debut. When Ivy and her mother move to a ramshackle house on Gumm Street, a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turns up and sweeps away Ivy and her new neighbors, Pru, Cat, and Franny. Illustrations.
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