Another fantastic book in the Sally Gardner’s Magical Children Series, about children empowered by special gifts. Once again it’s utterly charming full of feeling and very funny. This is the story of a little girl who is so tiny she fits into a handbag. Whilst minute sized she grows to be brave, strong and finds love. Very touching.
Ruby Genie is an orphan. Everyone expects her to have the same fantastic magical powers as her famous parents did, but Ruby can't do any magic at all - or so she thinks. and feels a complete failure. Then she begins to get smaller ...and smaller ...and smaller. With a cast of unforgettable characters such as the self-important magician the Great Alfonso, and Aunt Hat the kindly lady conjuror who is hopeless at doing tricks, this wonderful story is full of adventure and shows how a little girl who is so tiny that she fits into a handbag can still be clever and brave and find people to love and value her. The second book in Sally Gardner's Magical Children series, about children empowered by special gifts, is utterly charming, full of feeling, and very funny. Her own delightful line drawings all the way through make it a very attractive package.
|Publication date:||1st August 2000|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for ...More About Sally Gardner
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