Savvy

Savvy

by Ingrid Law
Publisher: Puffin Books
10th Anniversary Edition, ©2008, ISBN: 9780142414330
Trade Paperback, 364 pages
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For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day.

As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

Brief Description:

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.



Biographical Note:

Ingrid Law received a Newbery Honor for Savvy, her first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.



Marc Notes:

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her savvy--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.;009-011.;Newbery Honor Book.



Publisher Marketing:

A Newbery Honor Book

Thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy hits--and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher's kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure--full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping--not a soul on board will ever be the same.

 

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