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Polly Diamond and the super, stunning, spectacular school fair
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Today is the school book fair, which is very exciting for Polly Diamond, who loves books and writing, and who possesses a magic book which turns anything she writes into reality--but she also has to be careful because sometimes her book, Spell, does not quite understand a word and misinterpretations can be catastrophic.
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107 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Chronicle Books,
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San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]

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33607003410159 New Juvenile Fiction KUIPERS

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In the second book in the Polly Diamond series, Polly, with her magic book Spell, uses her imagination and writing skills to make the school super, stunning, and spectacular.

Author Notes

Alice Kuipers is the author of four novels and two picture books. Her debut novel was Life on the Refrigerator Door , a Young Adult/Adult crossover published in 28 countries. Her second novel, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (published in the US as Lost for Words ), was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year selection for 2011. Alice's debut picture book, Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book (2014) and Violet and Victor Write The Most Fabulous Fairytale (2016) both received strong reviews. Born and raised in London, England, Alice now lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

Diana Toledano hails from Madrid, Spain. She divides her time between working as a freelance illustrator and teaching in museums. Her illustration clients include, Usborne Publishing, Red Cross of Spain, and the California Academy of Sciences. Diana lives in San Francisco.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Polly Diamond is spirited, imaginative, and, in her own words, spectacular. She loves reading books, making lists, and writing in her special book called Spell. Spell has magical powers and can communicate with Polly by writing back to her and making whatever she writes down come true. However, Spell takes everything Polly writes quite literally. When the school holds a book-themed fair, Polly excitedly gets involved. With the help of Spell, Polly turns her classmates into fairies and dragons and other book characters. All are having a good time until Polly discovers that she has misplaced her magic book, and can't turn her friends back! Polly is eventually reunited with her beloved text, and everything is set right (though not without some silliness and wordplay first). This series installment includes several references to popular books and comes with a suggested reading list. VERDICT Recommended for readers with strong vocabularies who enjoy wordplay.-Vivian Ho, Port Washington Public Library, NY © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.