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by Elise Primavera

For seven years, bad luck has followed Ivy around like a dog on a leash. Her father disappeared, her mother is a washed–up beauty–pageant winner, and now Viola and her mother have moved into a raqmshackle house on Gumm Street. Ivy's new neighbors–bookish Pru, stuck–up Cat, and wannabe adventurer Franny–are worse than unfriendly. But then a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turn up, and the four girls are swept away...not to OZ, but to the jaw–droppingly strange lands of SPOZ, and SPUDZ, and OOZE, pursued by the fashionably mad Cha–Cha Staccato, who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch....

Ages: 8 –12

Download Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls, The epub
ISBN: 0060569468
ISBN13: 978-0060569464
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Elise Primavera
Language: English
Publisher: HarperColl; First edition. edition (September 26, 2006)
Pages: 448 pages
ePUB size: 1304 kb
FB2 size: 1841 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 864
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I was searching for a gift for my niece when the cover of this book caught my eye. I picked it up and, well, couldn't put it down. The story, which uses The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a springboard, is about four girls who live on the same street but are in no way friends, although they are thrown together in a fight against the wicked witch Cha Cha Staccato, who will do anything to lay her hands on a certain pair of silver slippers.... The four girls end up in Spoz, then in Spudz, then in Ooze, before their adventures finally bring them back to Gumm Street -- yes, as friends. And with a little something extra besides.

The story moves quickly, with surprises coming at you in every chapter, and is both engaging and humorous in the telling. There are a number of details for adults to pick up on as well: there are also ruby slippers involved in the story as well as silver; the ruby slippers were worn in the movie by Judy Garland; Judy Garland's real name was Frances Gumm and one of the girls is actually named Franny, while all four of them live on Gumm Street. And so on.

It's a lot of fun to read with an eight-year-old -- although most of them, I find, can't wait for their bedtime chapter and finish it on their own!
Granddaughter age 10 loved receiving the book and was anxious to read it. And, she doesn't always get excited about books.
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Interesting book with great characters and a good plot. My daughter loved it.
This is one of the best books I ever read! I really did not want to finish it it was so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this book to read aloud to my 7 yr. old daughter. We are only 100 pages in, but are enjoying the story a lot. As an added bonus, my 10 yr. old has been really enjoying it too. The writing style is different, and very fun. We have been having good time with it!
My daughter read this book for AR at school. It took only 4 days and she loved it. She can't wait for the sequel.
I read this book to my 5 and 8 year olds, they still ask about it and we are awaiting the sequel! anyone know when that might be out?
Surprisingly horrifying and gruesome moments hidden in a cute story. This isn’t a good one. The vivid, gruesome description of someone getting pulverized, brutalized and turned into a spray is just too much. I nearly wanted to throw the book. This *was* a read aloud bedtime book for my girls (ages 10 & 11). They were appalled at this part. I will summarize the rest and stick to day time reading just to finish the darn thing. Terribly disappointed that this is NOTHING like Miss Raspcott’s.