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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


When Scholastic sent a review copy of this, I knew I'd love it. 
That cover! That title!

And then I opened the book and fell inside.

Such a terrific book.
My review from the Christian Science Monitor. 

If you don't believe me, check out what the  
New York Times Book Review said.

I mean, that's some serious praise going on.

In a recent discussion among some kids' book writers I know, the topic of 
Check out this very clear, cut-to-the-chase explanation from Kimberley G. Little, who knows what she's talking about.
See that list of books at the end of the blogpost? Yep, Snicker of Magic, right there. A perfect example.

CLICK HERE for a look at Natalie's own blog. 

Natalie's done a ton of interviews for other blogs. This is one of my favorite. And not just because of the ice cream...

So, what do you think? Does a "snicker" of magic make for magical realism? Does a cover like this and a great title tempt you, or do you open right up to page one and jump in?


Linda Vigen Phillips said...

Augusta, thanks for this book review and discussion of magical realism. The book sounds delightful, and I think it is about time we replace "awesome" with something as fun as "spindiddly."

Augusta Scattergood said...

A seriously fun word, isn't it. The book is "about" words, among a lot of other things!