Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Julia Marks is short. And her beloved dog, Ramon, just died. Her mom makes Julia audition for the local theater's production of The Wizard of Oz, and Julia is cast as a Munchkin. She has no idea how being a Munchkin and how this summer will change her life.

This was the first time that I've had this reading experience: I read the book and cried at the end. I immediately started re-reading the book and picked up on so many more details the second time around. When I got to the end, I cried again! Same intensity! What a book.

This is a wonderfully heartwarming tale about a girl, her dog, her grief, and how much others can change our lives for the better if we let them in.

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