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Short

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Synopsis

In this heartwarming, funny middle-grade novel by the bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz 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. 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. 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, while emphasizing the importance of role models, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery.

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Copyright year 2017
ISBN-13 9780399186219
ISBN-10 0399186212
Class Copyright
Publisher Dial Books
Subject
File Size 101 MB
Number of Pages 304
Length of Recording 7
Shelf No. NA158
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 810L