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Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power Paperback – June 17, 2014
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Written by David Pogue
When I saw that David Pogue, tech reviewer for the New York Times, had written a kids' book, I snapped it up to use as a bedtime book for my daughter... Pogue is a cogent, humorous, admirably human writer and I figured he'd be good at kids' lit as well. And sure enough, "Abby Carnelia" is a rewarding book, a relatively down-to-earth sci-fi(ish) thriller about a young girl who discovers that she has an honest-to-gosh magic power, and goes about trying to figure out how to understand it better and harness it wisely. The trouble is, it's kind of a dumb power -- she can spin eggs with her mind -- but the good news is she's not alone. Abby, the protagonist, is an appealing character -- humble, practical, occasionally naive, but basically on the ball -- and she and the other characters all "read" well -- they seem like real kids. There's also a little bit of techie stuff in the book -- just a little bit of e-mail and some computers -- but just enough to anchor the story in a contemporary setting. As a parent currently awash in dragon and wizard books, I also appreciated that this isn't really a bit sci-fi/fantasy book, more like an "Escape From Witch Mountain" or Scooby-Doo action-mystery story, maybe a little more down-to-earth and real-world than a lot of what kids are reading these days. (It's not that I dislike all fantasy books, it's just that it seems like a little bit of overkill these days...) Anyway, we really enjoyed this one... The ending is a bit rushed, but the book is a winner. (DJ Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain childrens book reviews)
It just was not a book for me and so yeah and only get this book if you are needing a book
for the school year and you have a book report.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 7 year old son enjoyed this read. He is always reluctant to read a new author he doesn't know. But after he read the first chapter he was hooked.Published 2 months ago by Erin M
I think it was a good book. They put a lot of effort into the storyPublished 12 months ago by Rie3 Burson
I thought this book was good, but I dropped a star because of the point of view changes. The story is told mainly from Abby's point of view, but there are parts that describe what... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lauren Peronace
Pros: cheap, worth the money, long enough, interesting with lots of twists and turns
Cons: can not tell if true or fiction, cheesy ending
My 10 year old daughter voted this as her favorite book this year for Sunshine State Reading List.Published 16 months ago by Luv_Being_Mommy
I think this book is awesome, it's so creative and fun!💖 This is such a great magical book
Very interesting book!
My son loves it!
Thank you, but delivery was sooooo long, not like you, guys, promised us...