27 Magic Words

By MORANVILLE, Sharelle Byars

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ISBN
9780823436576 9780823437061
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2016  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—Despite the titular magic, there is no fantasy in this quietly moving, well-paced work—just the reality of a child deep in denial ultimately coming to terms with her parents' death. Ten-year-old Kobi and her older sister live in Paris with their grandmother, enjoying a seemingly enviable lifestyle: they are homeschooled by a tutor, dine on gourmet meals prepared by a housekeeper, and wear fashionable French clothing. While Kobi misses her parents, whom she believes to be on an extended ocean voyage, she can see them whenever she wants by utte...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2016

Before Kobi's mother and father disappeared during a sailing trip, Kobi's mother had given her twenty-seven Post-it notes bearing magic words. After five years of living with Grandmamma in Paris, Kobi's mind is still wrapped up in discovering and using the words' very specific effects: mayfly stops rain; buoy "makes people understand you really are sorry...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Before Kobi's parents disappeared during a sailing trip, Kobi's mother gave her twenty-seven Post-it notes bearing magic words. Five...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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