Author: Holly Goldberg SloanAge Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 0810
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Dial Books (January 31, 2017)
Details: "A summer production of The Wizard of Oz makes a fun setting for a story of self-discovery, overcoming grief, and having the confidence to show the world who we really are. The adults in the novel are excellent examples of mentorship and the benefits of multi-generational friendship." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor
A New York Times Bestseller
In this heartwarming, funny middle-grade novel by the bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she'll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn't ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive--one of the adults with dwarfism who've joined the production's motley crew of Munchkins. With her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia's own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn't want to fade into the background--and it's a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!
Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, while emphasizing the importance of role models, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery.
Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.0 x 1.2 inches