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By Goldberg Sloan, Holly
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, shell realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasnt ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself ...in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Oliveone of the adults with dwarfism whove joined the productions motley crew of Munchkinsand with her deeply artistic neighbour, Mrs Chang, Julias own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesnt want to fade into the backgroundand its a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!Read more
By Wolitzer, Meg; Goldberg Sloan, Holly
Told almost entirely through emails, this is the exuberant, funny story of two girls who try to get their gay fathers back together. It's a novel about the true meaning of family, written by two exceptional and beloved authors. Avery Bloom is anxious and academic and afraid of th...e water. Bett Devlin is brash and athletic and loves to surf. The only things they seem to have in common are their age - twelve - and the fact that their dads have fallen in love with each other. Now their dads are sending them to the same sleepaway camp, against their will, so that they can become friends. But when the girls reluctantly grow to like each other and start looking forward to becoming a family, their dads fall out of love. Can Avery and Bett figure out a way to bring their fathers back together now that they can't imagine a life without a stepsister?Read more
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It all begins when Julia's mom encourages her to participate in the musical: The Wizard of Oz. As Julia becomes friends with Olive, one of the dwarves who has a part in the diverse production, and her ancient but artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia's enthusiasm grows for the pas...sionate adventure that lives on stage. Best of all, the director has huge plans for Julia!Read more
Taitulo original: Counting by 7s --Title page verso.
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