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Savvy / by Ingrid Law.

By: Law, Ingrid, 1970-.
Contributor(s): Law, Ingrid, 1970- [ill] | Dial Books for Young Readers [pbl] | Walden Media [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Boston, Mass. : Dial Books for Young Readers ; Walden Media, c2008Description: 342 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780803733060; 0803733062.Subject(s): Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Savvy.DDC classification: 813.6 | [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.L41836 | Sav 2008Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2009.Summary: Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--A magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
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Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--A magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

Newbery Honor Book, 2009.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Mississippi Beaumont ("Mibs" for short) simply cannot wait for her 13th birthday. There's the allure of finally becoming a teenager, of course, but in the Beaumont family, 13 is when family members get their "savvy," or unworldly power. For Mibs's older brother Fish, it's control over the elements, and for her mother it's the ability to do everything perfectly. Unfortunately, Mibs's excitement is cut short when her father is injured in a car accident. Convinced that her new powers will be able to save her Poppa, she and some new friends climb aboard a bus toting pink bibles on her birthday, in the hopes of getting to the hospital. Instead they find themselves headed in the wrong direction with the cops looking for them, Mibs's powerful brother seriously angry, and the son of a preacher man she has a crush on coming dangerously close to figuring out the Beaumonts' secret. Mibs's real savvy isn't what she expected, and neither are her traveling companions. Though the story never lives up to the brilliance of its opening chapter, Law has a feel for characters and language that is matched by few. With its delightful premise and lively adventure, this book will please a wide variety of audiences, not just fantasy fans. Definitely an author to watch.-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ingrid Law has sold shoes, worked in a bookstore, helped other people get jobs, and assembled boxes for frozen eggplant burgers. She and her twelve-year-old daughter live in Boulder, Colorado, in a lovely old mobile home that they like to believe is a cross between a spaceship and a shoe box. They enjoy writing on its walls and painting on its ceiling, and have two harps, a flute, and a ukulele, as well as a fondness for muffins.

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