Savvy by Ingrid Law

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A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.

For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day.

As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

 

About Ingrid Law

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Ingrid Law (www.ingridlaw.com) received a Newbery Honor for Savvy, her first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by Puffin Books. 364 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Publishers Weekly

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Signature Reviewed by Sarah Mlynowski In Mississippi Beaumont's family, turning 13 means your savvy kicks in. Whe

Apr 07 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Examiner

It may be wrong to compare books dealing with similar elements, plot lines or genres - but when you decide to embark on a children's book for children about none other than special, magical children - only one author comes to mind.

Dec 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Examiner

Boys will probably enjoy the havoc that the Beaumont children create and girls will likely swoon at the budding romance between Mibs and the preacher's son, Will Junior (don't worry moms, it's pretty chaste).

Nov 24 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Suite 101

Boy is a coming of age story for every ordinary teenage girl.

Nov 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Savvy

BookPage

On her special day, Mibs will discover her very own "savvy," her special, paranormal power.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Jul 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Common Sense Media

His condition, and its realistic resolution, brings to the reader some of the emotional resonance that Mibs finds in the world during her two-day odyssey to learn to understand her own savvy and reach her father.

May 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Kidz World

When her father gets into a car accident, Mibs must use her savvy, or magical ability, to wake him from his coma.

Dec 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

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May 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

KidsReads

And no one, not even Mibs herself, could imagine how special her incredible savvy will be.

Mar 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Savvy

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His condition, and its realistic resolution, brings to the reader some of the emotional resonance that Mibs finds in the world during her two-day odyssey to learn to understand her own savvy and reach her father.

May 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Savvy

Shelf Awareness

Then try to come with a famous name for each pair: Arthur Treacher (of Fish and Chips), Bob Herbert (of the New York Times) and so on.

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A Patchwork of Books

But as you might imagine, savvy powers, don't quite work like that.The novel focuses on her impromptu journey to visit her father--no matter what--and the lives she changes along the way on her special birthday weekend.Definitely recommended.A Christian Worldview of Fiction, All About Children’s ...

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HSJ

The book is science fiction so this book was perfect for me.

Dec 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Savvy

The Akron Beacon Journal

Defending Jacob opens amid a grand jury hearing, with Andy Barber, a former assistant district attorney, being grilled by Neal Logiudice, who happens to have been Andy’s protege.

Feb 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Savvy

YA Highway

Law does a great job of balancing Mibs's gradual discovery of her savvy with her confusion about more typical thirteen year old worries, like the harsh words of older girls and the lingering gaze of a cute preacher's son.

Nov 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Savvy

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Rounding out the family are Momma, whose savvy is being perfect, Grandpa Bomba who can cause earthquakes, Poppa, who lacks a special savvy, Mibs, Samson and Gypsy, all of whom have not yet reached their thirteenth birthdays.

Nov 16 2009 | Read Full Review of Savvy

The National Business Reviews

A long-awaited feature that will arrive as part of a new mapping feature developed inhouse - helping to ween Apple from ally-turned-foe Google, and make its maps more competitive with Androids and Nokia Windows Phone devices that already feature maps with turn-by-turn instructions.

Jun 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Savvy

The National Business Reviews

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