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A Snicker of Magic
A Snicker of Magic | Natalie Lloyd
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Introducing an extraordinary new voice---a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten . . .and your heart sing. Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart. But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster. Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, 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.
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cosmicv1bes
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woah!! this book surprised me in so many ways! the plot shocked me with many plot twists and moments that made the story super interesting and enjoyable. the characters were very detailed and made A Snicker of Magic even better. i‘m not usually a fantasy book person but this was the perfect mix. a must read!!

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GatheringBooks
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#WitchyReads Day 8: This book found me at a time I needed to believe in #PracticalMagic, no matter if it is only a chortle, a chuckle, a snicker. Felicity Pickle is a word catcher. She sees them sparkle around people‘s intakes of breath, furrowed brows, lonely smiles. The invisible yet twinkling words betray each person‘s every wish or dream. She even sees them perched on people‘s shoulders. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7Sb

Linsy Love it! 1y
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Eggs
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Top 17 of '17 💘
Sorry 😐 I can't handle the collage-thing that you all do (so brilliantly) for your top books; so mine will be in 3 posts. SO hard to choose!!
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#17favouritesof2017

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silentrequiem
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I've been listening to this and halfway through, I'm ready to DNF. It's on the saccharine side of precocious and eye-rollingly so. Anybody have thoughts? Worth sticking with?

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Kalynrebecca
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ very unique read!

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Fancypants
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Such a cute book. A story about family and love and finding your place.

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AmandaN
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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd is a high fantasy novel. It is a quick read with lots of different aspects that children can relate to. Family problems, moving to a new school and town and even having a snicker of magic, all make this book amazing and relatable. Discussion questions for lit circles https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/discussion-que... #ucflae3414sp17

HeyMsBowen I've never heard of this but I'd like to read it!! :) I love coming of age stories. 3y
CaitlinPVeal This sounds like a good book to read. I've only heard good things about this book. I would absolutely use it for a lit circle book in my own classroom! 3y
Maya.A This sounds like a great book. You can allow your students to have a group discussion about the events that happen in their lives and make text to world connections! 3y
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DanielleS This book seems very interesting and I'll have to read it sometime! I think the children would love the cover of the story because I love it! 3y
JRQuintanilla Never heard of this book either but it sounds awesome. Sounds like a book all children can relate to. 3y
AmberC Scholastic is a wonderful resource with easy and immediate access to discussion questions. Books with a little bit of magic can be instantly engaging for children. 3y
CharlotteG This book is incredible. I loved reading it and will definitely utilize it in my classroom because I feel it has several lessons for different hardships all wrapped up into one book. Love the scholastic resource too. 3y
DrSpalding This was a sunshine state young reader award selection recently. Children enjoyed this. Good idea to include a resource that helps with literature circle discussion questions. 3y
AlexandriaJ I really enjoy scholastic as a resource to use when it comes to books! It's a great tool to incorporate with lesson plans when you are to become a teacher 3y
christinathorpe I loved reading this book in our class! Great topics for students to talk about, such as single families, army families, etc. 3y
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christinathorpe
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This low fantasy novel follows Felicity, her mom, her little sister, and their dog after they move to a once magical town called Midnight Gulch. Felicity starts a new school and feels out of place, but during her time here she grows more confident in herself, her family, and her powers. This book is well suited for intermediate grades or higher level primary students! Natalie's bio and teacher resources can be found at http://www.natalielloyd.com

DrSpalding I believe this was a sunshine state young reader award book. If the town doesn't exist, wouldn't it be high fantasy? 3y
krystag I've never seen this book before! The cover is very interesting and one that would grab my attention! I love fantasy books so I will definitely have to add this to my list. Especially if is is a sunshine state young reader! 3y
christinathorpe correction, yes it would be high fantasy! 3y
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Bkwrm7
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A little slow in spots, but charming overall. I've been on an Odyssey Honor kick lately - this is my third one this year! #audiobooks #odyssey #kidlit

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BrainyHeroine
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Combination post! #RiotGram and #FeistyFeb books and treats and candy covers!!!!

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bookelf221
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This book was amazing. The narrator was perfect and the story definitely draws you in. I cried at the end, which to me is a sign of a great book because it makes you feel. LOVED it.

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bookelf221
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I'm really enjoying this story! I love Felicity's love of words

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Gingersnapppp
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This book is a wonderful story about family, friendship, and magic. I really enjoyed this story about a family trying to find their home in the southern town of Midnight Gulch! I loved how each character in the story had something important to contribute. I highly recommend this book especially on audio.

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BookishMarginalia
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Enjoying Black Friday with a 30% off everything at Libros AC #getindie --steady flow of book buyers but not overwhelming crowds 👍🏼

Hollie I wish we had a bookstore, especially one of the indie variety! 3y
britt_brooke Love this photo. 📷💕 3y
MrBook 😳😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! 3y
Zelma Fantastic picture! I did some book shopping online since there was no way I was going near town on Friday. Traffic in a normal day is awful. 😬 3y
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kspenmoll
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There is always Scout as #childprotagonist, but I am choosing Felicity Pickle - she has magic; she sees words everywhere. She on a quest to restore magic to Midnight Gulch so her mother can stop her wandering...and they can be home. There is a curse, wizards, magic, a contest- an enticing book- enjoyed reading this with students this summer. #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

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BookInMyHands
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I just finished rereading this gem for book club with the kiddos. I'm a big fan of magic realism, and I sure love a beautifully woven story and an author who loves words. #oregonbattleofthebooks2017

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GirlNamedJesse
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Love is stronger than any curse. Felicity learns all about magic and curses and home when her family returns to her mother's birthplace of Midnight Gulch, a town that used to have magic. With the help of the townspeople she must convince her mother that they should stay. Splendifferous story!

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Hufflepuff_87
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I wanted to like this book. For some reason I just couldn't finish it. It's been on my TBR list for a year so I was bummed when I couldn't finish reading it.

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AshleyMartin
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Absolutely loving this book right now.

SeanEasley Natalie's the best! 4y
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