Scumble

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Penguin, Aug 17, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
Read the New York Times bestseller and companion to Newbery Honor winner Savvy!

It's nine years after Savvy, and Mibs' cousin Ledge is on the verge of turning thirteen. More than anything, he wants the power to run like the wind. But when his birthday comes, he discovers that his savvy is actually making things fall apart. It starts out with small things, but then it gets worse. To top it all off, someone outside the family has witnessed his destruction. Now, in addition to trying to figure out how to control - or scumble - his savvy, he's got to worry about how to protect the family secrets. Over the course of one amazing summer, Ledge learns a lot about himself and his family, makes a new - and very unlikely - friend, and learns to appreciate his newfound skills.

"Readers will delight in the tall-tale tropes and Ledge's authentic physical, emotional, and artistic challenges." - Booklist, starred review

"The title stands alone in its fast-paced plot with twists and turns galore, and readers familiar with Savvy will eat it up and wish for more." - School Library Journal
 

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User Review  - shadrachanki - LibraryThing

Scumble is the sequel/companion novel to Newbery Honor book Savvy, and is set nine years later. A number of the characters from Savvy make appearances, but the main character and narrator is just ... Read full review

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

Ledger Kale is in a family that gets a "savvy" - a special talent, of sorts - on their thirteenth birthday. Unfortunately, his appears to be a really unhelpful one: he can make things fall apart. When ... Read full review

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Ingrid Law (www.ingridlaw.com) is a huge fan of words and stories, of small towns and big ideas. She lives with her daughter in Lafayette, Colorado.

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