Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Google Custom Search

Vande Velde, Vivian.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2005
ISBN 0152053115

(2 booktalks)

Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Booktalk #1

You know, every time I get a new pair of glasses, it takes awhile to get used to them.  Things look just a bit off.  But for Wendy, things are more than a bit off.  When she breaks her glasses, she scavenges a pair of prescription sunglasses that should help her get by.  But from the moment she puts them on, she starts seeing things very differently from the way she usually sees things.  The most popular girl in school looks like an old hag.  And there are blue imps coming out of bookbags.  What is going on here?  Are these glasses really a portal to another world?

Booktalk #2

When her glasses break, Wendy just happens to find a pair of dark glasses that match her prescription perfectly except…now she can see things that just shouldn’t be there.  Gorgeous Tiffany is a hag. Julian now has elf ears. There’s a little blue imp causing havoc. Magically she goes through an arch and enters an enchanted forest where she meets her grandmother as a young woman.  New respect is gained as she sees her grandmother not as a crippled old woman but an engaging and active young woman. Together with Julian and Tiffany, Wendy and her grandmother must save the world and make changes or the future will not be as it was!  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Eyeglasses -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.

Main Page ** Author List ** Title List ** New This Month ** Interest Level ** Subject List ** FAQ's ** Contributors ** Booktalking Tips **Book Review Sources ** Reading lists ** Reading lists ** Awards **Nancy Keane's Children's Website **
Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.