Scumble

By Ingrid Law
(Puffin, Paperback, 9780142419625, 432pp.)

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Hardcover, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Hopefully Ingrid Law will not learn how to scumble since she really has a great savvy in writing these books. 9 years after Mibs got her savvy her cousin Ledger has just gotten his. He is a walking and talking implosive device who is taken out to his uncle's ranch in Sundance Wyo. to learn how to deal with his ability to destroy anything. Meeting up with Sarah Jane, reporter and the banker's daughter challenges Ledger who must hide his and his family's secrets. What a rollicking tale of mayhem and fun. A tale everyone should read not just 8-12 year olds as the writer reminds us that there are many families around with special savvy abilities. Many may even shop at your store.”
-- Candace Moreno, San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe, San Marino, CA


Description

It's nine years after Savvy, and Mibs' cousin Ledge is on the verge of turning thirteen. More than anything, he wants the power to run like the wind. But when his birthday comes, he discovers that his savvy is actually making things fall apart. It starts out with small things, but then it gets worse. To top it all off, someone outside the family has witnessed his destruction. Now, in addition to trying to figure out how to control - or scumble - his savvy, he's got to worry about how to protect the family secrets. Over the course of one amazing summer, Ledge learns a lot about himself and his family, makes a new - and very unlikely - friend, and learns to appreciate his newfound skills.

"Readers will delight in the tall-tale tropes and Ledge's authentic physical, emotional, and artistic challenges." - Booklist, starred review

"The title stands alone in its fast-paced plot with twists and turns galore, and readers familiar with Savvy will eat it up and wish for more." - School Library Journal




About the Author

Ingrid Law (www.ingridlaw.com) is a huge fan of words and stories, of small towns and big ideas. She lives with her daughter in Lafayette, Colorado.

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