In one vast
and sparkling city,
everyone can fly.
A few, nicknamed leadfeet, are sentenced by a trick of nature or fate to forever spend their lives closer to the ground. But one night, a girl named Gurl -- a leadfoot, an orphan, a nobody -- discovers that she can do something much better than fly.
She can become invisible.
This amazing power will help her uncover the secret mysteries of the city. But even with her newfound talent, Gurl can't seem to hide from a giant rat man with a taste for cats, a manipulative matron with a penchant for plastic surgery, and a belligerent boy named Bug. Gradually Gurl learns to control her power and teams up with Bug to figure out who and what she is. Their quest will take them on a wild ride through this magical city, where they'll confront chatty birds and mind-bending monkeys, an eccentric genius with a head full of grass and a pocket full of kittens, and the handsome but lethal Sweetcheeks Grabowski -- the gangster who holds the key to Gurl's past . . . and the world's future.
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Laura Ruby lives in Chicago with her family. She spent much of her misguided youth writing angry, angsty poems and dyeing her hair lots of colors not found in nature. She is the author of Good Girls and Play Me as well as several other books for children and adults.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060752556
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Book Description Eos/HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2006. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Pinting. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace wear to front surface of dustjacket. An extraordinary adventure set in New York City of the future . a world in which all can fly. That is, except for the leadfooters who, through a trick of nature, are fated to live close to the ground. Homeless, 12 year-old Gurl, is not only a leadfoot but also an orphan. One night while scavanging for food, she discovers she can make herself invisible . Bookseller Inventory # 012339
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