Abby Carnelia's one & only magical power / by David Pogue.

After eleven-year-old Abby discovers that she has a completely useless magical power, she finds herself at a magic camp where her hope of finding others like herself is realized, but when a select group is taken to a different camp, a sinister plot comes to light.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pogue, David, 1963-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
Edition:1st ed.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

New York Times columnist Pogue debuts with the charming story of 11-year-old Abby, who discovers that she is a part of "a rare, very special breed of children who can bend the laws of nature-in tiny, pointless ways." Her ability? Making a hardboiled egg spin when she tugs on her earlobes. Eager to make sense of this "power," she attends a summer camp for magicians, and is soon sent on to a "Super Camp" for kids with similar supernatural abilities. It quickly becomes apparent that the camp is a front for a darker operation, and Abby and other gifted campers (one can fog up a window by counting by twos in Spanish in a weird voice; another can levitate, slightly, by imagining buffalos walking backwards in diapers) find purpose in their seemingly pointless powers. One gets the sense that Pogue family in-jokes may be a source for some of the dialogue, and the author even inserts himself into the story. But this in no way diminishes the kid-pleasing nature of Pogue's brand of humor or the message that all gifts, no matter how absurd they seem, have value. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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