Monday, August 26, 2019

All the Colors of Magic by Valija Zinck - ESSENTIAL

All the Colors of Magic by Valija Zinck. 277 pages. Scholastic, DECEMBER 2019. $18.

Content: G 



Penelope lives by the swamp forest with her mom and grandma. They house they live in is run down and the paint is peeling, making it look like speckled red and green. Penelope calls it the "dragon house." Penelope is unusual because she has gray hair and she smells like smoke. She misses her dad and once a month he sends a dark gray envelope with $5 or sometimes, just sand. One day Penelope mom was hit by a tractor and is in the hospital. Penelope wakes up with bright red hair, the road starts talking to her and she discovers that she can fly.          

I could not put this book down! It was a fun, fast paced story and Penelope is a delightful heroine, and her life is full of unexpected, twists and turns. She takes matters into her own hands and brings the story to an unexpected end. I can't wait for the next book from this talented author. I will definitely recommend this book to the students at my school.      

Ellen-Anita, Librarian

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