March 12, 2014

A Snicker of Magic Book Review

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A Snicker of Magic (for ages 8-12) by Natalie Lloyd

Felicity has always been different. She can see words, but not just the kind written on paper or typed on a computer screen. Felicity can see the words of people around her. Their thoughts and whispers, feelings and dreams are alive to her. Some are glittery; some have feet like caterpillars, and one is even full of lightning bolts. She collects them in her little blue book that she always carries with her.

A Snicker of Magic book cover by Natalie LloydFelicity’s mother, Holly Pickles, has a wandering heart, and has never settled down long enough to call anywhere “home.” Midnight Gulch may be different, though. Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away.

Now, for the first time, Felicity has a best friend, and she will do anything to convince her mom that they need to stay. But first, she’ll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that’s been cast over the town . . . and her mother’s broken heart.

Will Felicity be able to call the magical Midnight Gulch home? Read Chapter 1 and see if you get hooked!

Also read the follow up stories: “Becoming the Beedle” and “When Ghosts Come Out to Dance.”

What kind of magic you would have if you lived in Midnight Gulch? Share in the Comments section!

–Elysse, STACKS Writer

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  1. Anonymous

    the first page to this story made me hooked onto it you should make more like1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  2. angelpony59

    I was checking out the review for this book because it was in my schools reading bowl list
    so I was just check out the book review and it sound like a fantastic book.

  3. jade

    This book is really awesome.It is really magical,I think who ever didn’t read this book should read it

  4. cowcard14

    I’m so excited to get this book! I read the first chapter and it was awesome! It seems so magical but I’m usually a mystery book person. I hope this will be a good book btw if any of you are wondering it’s 311 pages!

  5. GalaxyLabrador24

    I think its pretty funny in chapter 1 because in the middle of it Felicity said then why the hayseed did you leave? that’s why.

  6. Happy Teacher

    One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time! It captured my attention very quickly and the “magic” became alive in my mind as I read! I can’t wait to read this out loud to my class!

  7. dancinghorse263

    I read the excerpt and its sounds really good. I’m going to beg my mom to get it. my friend and I are reading fanatics and she told me this is a great book so I’m going to use it for my book report/diorama if I get it.

    Fingers Crossed,

  8. bookworm757

    im wondering what school is good for me like a college because im getting out and I want to no whats a good school for me