The Christmas Genie by Dan Gutman

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It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for the final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through the classroom window—and a genie pops out! Bob, as he’s called, is willing to grant only one wish for the class to share, and if they can’t agree on something before the bell rings in an hour, they’ll get nothing at all. What follows is a debate that is at turns thought-provoking and hilarious—and at all times irresistible.

About Dan Gutman

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Dan Gutman's series include the overwhelmingly popular My Weird School (more than 4.5 million copies sold) and the Baseball Card Adventures (1.5 million copies sold). Dan lives in Haddonfield, NJ, and visits schools in the New Jersey area throughout the year. You can visit him online at, on Facebook, and on Twitter (@dangutmanbooks).
Published September 30, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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A fifth-grader named Chase narrates this Christmas-themed fantasy about a genie who flies into the classroom one day, offering the kids just one wish.

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So what does a genie have to do with Christmas? Plenty, in Gutman's goofy middle-grade novel. After a genie emerges from a meteorite that has crashed into Chase's fifth-grade classroom, C

Oct 26 2009 | Read Full Review of The Christmas Genie

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