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The Quirks

Welcome to Normal

Erin Soderberg


List Price: 7.99*
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The Quirk family is a bit, well, quirky. Each family member has a magical power that makes them unique, and highly unusual. Mom can control minds; Grandpa twists time; Molly's twin sister Penelope has an all-too-real imagination; and Finn is the pesky kid brother—who happens to be invisible. Then there's Molly, the most unusual Quirk of all. Molly is completely, utterly normal. Molly's greatest desire is to fit in, and she's found the perfect spot: Normal, Michigan. But the Quirks aren't known for fitting in—especially in a place like Normal.

Young readers looking for a light, magical read about what it means to be different don't need to look further than The Quirks!

Praise For The Quirks: Welcome to Normal

“Like the characters in Ingrid Law's Savvy and Scrumble, [the Quirks] struggle to maintain and control the things that make them special while still leading meaningful lives in the wider world. Light's illustrations add depth and energy to the characters, effectively moving readers through the story. This title combines gentle family drama, humor, and magic, resulting in a satisfying read.” —School Library Journal

The Quirks provides quick character sketches, gentle but funny problems, and illustrations that capture the humor and energy in the family's adventures. . . . Readers will hope the next adventure appears soon.” —Booklist

“A fun, inventive story that inspires laughter and reflection on one's definition of normal.” —Library Media Connection

“This book is super-fun, super-cute and super-hilarious. I wish I were a Quirk!” —Sarah Mlynowski, best-selling author of the Whatever After and Magic in Manhattan series

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619635326, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

About the Author

ERIN SODERBERG has written a Candy Apple for Scholastic, some Romantic Comedies for Pulse, and an upcoming edgy YA stand alone. She's also a brand-manager for Nickelodeon. Erin lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.