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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Book Summary

Can Felicity bring the magic back to the town of Midnight Gulch? Can she build a family even though her mother has a "wandering heart?"
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A Snicker of Magic

Book Review

This is a book in which a protagonist is missing parents and has a group of erratic townspeople supporting her. It's a common theme - Everything on a Waffle, The Higher Power of Lucky, Hope Was Here, Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face, and Waiting for Normal all follow it. This one is a little quirkier, in part because of periodic stories about magical things that happened in the town a few generations earlier, and because of Felicity's word-collecting, including the use of invented words. This book reminds me a bit of the movie Big Fish - some readers will love the magic and whimsy.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Community Relationships
  • Magic
  • Words and Language
  • Growing Up
  • Creating a Family

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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