|August 7, 2018||Posted by admin under Children's Lit, Picture Book|
Written by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Published by Dial Books
Distributed by Penguin Random House Canada
Reviewed by Kait Manley
Publication date: Spring 2018
Reviewed posted on: August 7, 2018
From the Publisher:
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t 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 Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!
Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
Kait is back with another fabulous video review. This time, she is talking about the book, Short – A story about a little girl named Julia who is not very happy about her height. There may have been some words she didn’t understand, but she really enjoyed the book and would read more books by this author. She says its for girls and boys ages 10 and up; and, depending on what you would normally like in a book, sometimes it is okay to “try something new”. See her full review by clicking on the video below.
For more information about this book visit the publisher’s website here.