Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5T4.653914

SILLY MAGICAL POWERS, KIDS ON THE RUN. In a whimsical debut novel from the popular
technology writer.

One day, Abby Carnelia, ordinary sixth grader, realizes she has a magical power. Okay, it's not a fancy one (she can make a hard-boiled egg spin by tugging on her ears). But it's the only one she has, and it's enough to launch her into an adventure where she meets a host of kids with similarly silly powers, becomes a potential guinea pig for a drug company, and hatches a daring plan for escape.
Kids will be dying to unearth their own magical powers after reading this whimsical debut by tech personality David Pogue.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on April 27, 2010 by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN-10: 1596433841
ISBN-13: 9781596433847
6 Book Reviews
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  • snicker9
    snicker9Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:22 pm44 stars
    Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power starts when Abby is making a salad. Through a coincidence, she happens to pull on her earlobe while standing in front of a hard-boiled egg. To her surprise the egg starts to spin upright. She keeps her power a secret, but soon decides to attend magic camp to find an explanation. She finds other kids have similar useless powers and is invited to attend supercamp where she soon discovers not all are what they seem-in fact she and her newly found friends may be in terrible danger. I loved this book. I loved how I got to see the process of Abby realizing she has a bizarre magical power, the emotional process and confusion she goes through, the experimentation she does to try and see if she has other powers and the friendship that blooms with the other kids who are like her. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
    • basketballneve
      basketballneveWednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:51 am55 stars
      This book is an adventure.I stayed up late reading this book.Abby is an ordinary girl living in a normal town untill she finds out she has magic .I recomend his book to 3-6 grade.
      • bookwormlilyt13
        bookwormlilyt13Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm55 stars
        Almost done with it, but for now its a great book.
        • mckenzi3
          mckenzi3Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:49 am
          Abby Carnelia figure out that she can spin a hard boild egg by tugging her earlobes. How could that possibly work? awesome right. She joins a camp. She and a couple friends that had magical powers went to a super camp that turns out to be a drug company that wants to get their power and sell it for billions of dollars. Can they escape?
          • girlslove45
            girlslove45Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm55 stars
            I am still reading this book but so far it is really good! Its about this girl who finds out that when she tugs her earlobes she can spin a hard boiled egg! If you were thinking about reading it you should definitely read it.
            • Mary KateTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:05 am
              I really enjoyed this book! There was so many surprising parts.