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|Length: 323 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 8 - 12|
|Grade Level: 3 - 7|
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The plot is that there is a town that used to have magic in it. The magic was fueled by two brothers Stone and Berry. When they sung and played guitar, everybody danced and things were good. At one point the two brothers dueled. After their quarrel, they both left the town and the magic was gone. Felicity and her family move to the town when her mom gets a new job. After hearing the story about the brothers duel, she realizes the “curse of the wandering heart” has effected her mother, too. She decides to try and restore the magic to the town that it had lost, and hopefully finally find a home by curing her mothers wandering heart. She takes part in the school wide talent show in the hopes that, if she performs well enough, the magic might return to the town. She also looks for the brothers. If you want to know if Felicity finds the brothers, restores the magic, and finds happiness for her mother nd herself you'll need to read the book.
The main character of the book is Felicity Pickle, a self described “word collector”. Her traits are smart, kind, and curious. She likes collecting words that only she sees floating in the air or above someones head and putting them in her journal. She believes in magic and is hopeful that she can restore the town to its former glory. She becomes dedicated to this after seeing the word “home” in the town – something she has never seen before.
I think that the theme of the book is that if you believe in yourself than you can accomplish great things. “I heard the sound of three hearts colliding: a sob, then a ripple of happy laughter, then a whispered hallelujah.” The reason that I think that is a good example is that the mother and the daughter are meeting with her dad for the first time in a couple of years and they had to work very hard to get to meet with her dad. I think that the theme of this book is a good thing because it inspires you to work hard to achieve your goals.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantastical stories. If you like magic you'll love this book. I sure enjoyed it. It has a nice story line and an even better ending.
This is my favorite book.
"A Snicker of Magic" is one of the most beautifully written, well-paced, and solidly-developed books I have ever read. The language choices absolutely glimmer, and the characters are both whimsical and realistic. I've sent it back to my Children's Lit professor at university with a recommendation for her upper-div course as an example of how poetic prose can be, how simple lines can draw complex characters, and how kids books don't need (necessarily, lol) to have explosions or dragons or gods to be fantastic.
I can't recommend "A Snicker of Magic" highly enough, and her second book, "The Key to Extraordinary," is just about as good -- though "Snicker" remains at the top of my list.
The characters all have their freaks and foibles but the author treats them kindly, encouraging children to be understanding of differences and see that people who have real-world problems and real-world failings (e.g., immoderate smoking or drinking) can be loving or generous or helpful. The only thing I did not like about the book was the over-saintly way Felicity's do-gooder friend Jonah is portrayed. To an adult he seems totally unreal, but children should like him.
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