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The great good thing: a novel

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Sylvie cycle volume 1.
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Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 4
Description
"Rawwwwk!Reader!" screams an orange bird. "Booook open!" groans a frog. Then the sky lifts away and the enormous face of a child peers down into Sylvie's storybook world. At last, a reader again!Sylvie has been a twelve-year-old princess for more than eighty years, ever since the book she lives in was first printed. She's the heroine, and her story is exciting -- but it's always exciting in the same way. That's the trouble. Sylvie has a restless urge to explore, to accomplish a Great Good Thing beyond the margins of her book. This time, when the new face appears, Sylvie breaks the rule of all storybook characters:Never look at the Reader.Worse, she gets to know the reader, a shy young girl named Claire, and when Claire falls asleep with the book open, Sylvie enters her dreams.After a fire threatens her kingdom, Sylvie rescues the other characters, taking them across the sea in an invisible fish that rolls up like a window shade when it's out of water. For years they all live, royalty and rogues, in Claire's subconscious -- a surprising and sometimes perilous place.In this new land, Sylvie achieves many Good Things, but the Greatest, like this dazzling book, goes far and deep, beyond even her imaginings.
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ISBN:
9780689843242
9780689853289
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.4, 4 Points
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Last Grouping Update 2020-01-03 23:18:35PM
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2002
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subject_facet Books and reading -- Fiction
Characters in literature -- Fiction
Characters in literature -- fiction
Dreams -- Fiction
Dreams. -- Fiction
Princesses -- Fiction
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Characters in literature
Dreams
Princesses