All the Colors of Magic

Written by Valija Zinck, Translated by Helen Jennings

All her life, Penelope has lived with her mother, grandmother, and cat Coco at their “dragon” house. She lives an ordinary life, except for the fact that she is the only girl in town with ash-grey hair. One day her mother gets injured by a tractor and for weeks Penelope worries if her mother will get better. During this time her thoughts travel to her father, who left her family shortly after she was born. Then one morning her world changes forever: she wakes up with fiery red hair and learns that she has inherited magical abilities from her father. With this knowledge she sets out on an adventure to find her father and give him a piece of her mind. Unbeknownst to Penelope, her quest will heal the hole in her heart she has been carrying for ten years.

Reviewed by LeeAnne Grover, Media Clerk, Hillside Elementary
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades Grades 4-7

All the Colors of Magic
Written by Valija Zinck, Translated from the German by Helen Jennings
Chicken House, Scholastic Inc.
279 pages
Release Date: December 3, 2019 (USA)
ISBN: 1338540610
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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