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Interference Powder Kindle Edition
Eleven-year-old Nina would like more than anything to take singing lessons, but her mother wants to see an improvement in her grades first. When Nina fails another test, she retreats to the comfort of art class, and with the encouragement of a mysterious substitute teacher named Charlemagne, draws a picture of her life as she would like it—with a perfect test score. Imagine her surprise when in a matter of seconds—and with the help of a little “interference powder” provided by Charlemagne—that picture becomes reality, and that reality turns out to be less than perfect!
In this delightful children’s literature debut from a well-known writer for adults, the lines of reality and fantasy are comfortably and hilariously blurred, while the importance of self-awareness comes into sharp focus.
From School Library Journal
Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools
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About the Author
- ASIN : B008PEFXP0
- Publisher : Two Lions (October 16, 2012)
- Publication date : October 16, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 409 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 148 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0761452753
- Best Sellers Rank: #457,919 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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every time you use them. I like this book because it's funny, energetic, and very fun. A great book
for kids and tweens.
Almost everybody has thought about how to use three wishes, or magic powder, or a million dollars. It's fun to watch one more attempt, and I really didn't mind that some of the scenes were predictable and others were a little unrealistic. Predictable: when Nina's best friend drops her, she meets a couple of other kids and finds out she can have other friends. Predictable: Nina hunts all over for the person she got the magic from and can't find her. At the end of the book, a door opens and there she is! Unrealistic: there's a whole competition among multiple classes about which kid knows the most about New Amsterdam, which is just one unit in their history class? Unrealistic: she takes parsnips to a pot-luck?
Most of the book is realistic and fun, however. The dialog is snappy: her mom's wake-up call is, "In five minutes there will be a hot piece of toast and a hot scrambled egg on the table. In six minutes there will be a cold piece of toast and a cold scrambled egg on the kitchen table. In seven minutes there will be NO TOAST AND NO EGG ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. So get up." The two of them make a nice family.
In a few months I will have forgotten that I read this book, probably. But it's enjoyable while it lasts, and I'm pretty hopeful that the author's next books will be even better.