Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

Book - 2010
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"The perfect book for girls and boys who look to find adventure and magic in surprising places! What if you were really bored with your life? What would you wish for? Penelope Grey wishes for something anything! interesting to happen, and here's what she gets: Her father quits his job. Her family runs out of money. Her home becomes a pit of despair. So Penelope makes another wish, and this time the Greys inherit a ramshackle old house in the middle of nowhere. Off they go, leaving the city and their problems behind them. Their new home is full of artists, tiny lions, unusual feasts, and true friends. Almost immediately, their lives are transformed. Penelope's mother finds an unexpected job, her father discovers a hidden talent, and Penelope changes her name! Penny's new life feels too magical to be real, too real to be magic. And it may be too good to last . . . unless she can find a way to make magic work just one more time if it even was magic. Any Which Wall author Laurel Snyder introduces a quirky cast of characters as pleasantly strange as they are deeply real. Abigail Halpin adds to the charm with her distinctive line drawings. Fans of Polly Horvath's My One Hun
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010.
ISBN: 9780375861994
Branch Call Number: J SNY


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Jennifer__M Jul 18, 2016

What if you made a wish into a well for a more exciting life and it came true in ways you didn’t bargain for? That’s what happens to Penny, landing her in a new town with whole new life, and a lively cast of characters, including a new friend with lesbian parents.

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Jun 26, 2014

I was WAY too old to be enjoying this. (ok I'm not that older)

Nov 17, 2010

Reminds me of the contemporary version of Edgar Eager's Half Magic with a dash of Lemony Snicket.

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