Little Genie: Make a Wish

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9780385731379: Little Genie: Make a Wish

When Ali and her gran pick up a dusty Lava lamp at the flea market, Ali never expects to find a little genie inside! Little Genie has a groovy approach to magic–after all, she hasn’t been out of her lamp since the 1960s! An excited Ali is soon making wishes–but Little Genie missed a few magic lessons . . . and, well, now Ali has a tiny purple tiger, 10,000 chocolate bars, and a visit from her favorite band–which she has to keep secret from her family or Little Genie will be sent back to her bottle! Having all your wishes come true might not be so great!

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What would you wish for if a genie granted you three wishes? Who hasnít dreamed of the possibilities? Well, nine-year-old Ali Miller is just about to discover how challenging this opportunity really is. When her ex-hippie grandmother gives Ali a garage-sale Lava lamp, sheís mostly interested in its retro factor. But when a pint-size genie emerges at Aliís first cleaning of the lamp, things get a lot more, well, "Groovy!" and "Out of sight!" The somewhat ditzy genie (circa 1964) has been stuck in the lamp for 40 years and is now raring to start granting wishes. Aliís mind, like so many fairy tale heroes before her, goes blank. And then, seeing the cute purple cartoon tiger on a chocolate advertisementÖ "I want a tiger," she blurts. The fun is only just beginning.

Miranda Jones, the pseudonym of a bestselling author, has concocted a frothy, funny series (look for the next two: Double Trouble and A Puff of Pink) for readers who long to know why they should be careful what they wish for. (Ages 7 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

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What?s inside the Lava lamp Ali found at the flea market? A little genie!

?Make a wish!? Little Genie tells Ali.

How much magic can one little genie make? Snap your fingers and find out!

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