Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power

David Pogue, illustrated by Antonio Caparo

Roaring Brook Press

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SILLY MAGICAL POWERS, KIDS ON THE RUN. In a whimsical debut novel from the popular
technology writer.
 
One day, Abby Carnelia, ordinary sixth grader, realizes she has a magical power. Okay, it’s not a fancy one (she can make a hard-boiled egg spin by tugging on her ears). But it’s the only one she has, and it’s enough to launch her into an adventure where she meets a host of kids with similarly silly powers, becomes a potential guinea pig for a drug company, and hatches a daring plan for escape.
Kids will be dying to unearth their own magical powers after reading this whimsical debut by tech personality David Pogue.

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YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THE ADS for Abby Carnelia’s Find-Your-Magic Centers on TV. Or maybe you’ve seen a Find-Your-Magic Center at the shopping mall, tucked in between the Gap and the drugstore. But Abby Carnelia herself didn’t discover her own magical power until she was eleven years old. This is how it happened. One Saturday in April, Abby and her little brother, Ryan, were in the kitchen, helping their mom make a chef’s salad for lunch. Mrs. Carnelia’s version of the chef’s salad was basically a big tossed salad with sliced- up ham, turkey, bacon, eggs,

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Praise for Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power

“Kid-pleasing [with a message] that all gifts, no matter how absurd they seem, have value.”Publishers Weekly

 

“[This] debut makes the nice point that all kids are special, magical power or no.”Kirkus Reviews

 

"This book will please fans of Bruce Coville’s “Magic Shop” series (Harcourt) or other readers looking for a little magic." — School Library Journal

The premise that every child is magical is clearly expressed without ever being heavy-handed. Abby’s triumphant finale will have young readers contemplating how they, too, are special.” —Booklist

“David Pogue makes the book witty and action packed.” —Flamingnet.com reviewer, Aged 15.

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About the Author

David Pogue, illustrated by Antonio Caparo

DAVID POGUE is the personal-tech columnist for The New York Times. His whimsical tech videos appear on CNBC and CBS News Sunday Morning, and he's the author of numerous books, including "Macs for Dummies." He lives in Westport, Connecticut. Follow his blog at www.nytimes.com/pogue.

David Pogue
Antonio Javier Caparo


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Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power
David Pogue, illustrated by Antonio Caparo

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Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List

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Roaring Brook Press
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429946698
ISBN10: 1429946695
Middle-Grade Fiction288 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
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April 2010
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ISBN: 9781596433847
ISBN10: 1596433841
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Black-and-white line illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
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