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Publisher's Summary

In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times best-selling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in 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. As 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 - and 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, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.

©2017 Holly Goldberg Sloan (P)2017 Listening Library

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I loved the narrator because she sounded like a kid so much. this is a wonderful story of a girl named Julia and her summer. There are twist and turns but this is overall a beautiful story. is

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  • 2017-02-04

Cute

I loved it, and the reader was perfect for the story! it's a very good book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-08

Amazing!

Very good book, it made me cry because of how it was written and how it feels. A very very moving and amazing story. I almost wish they are real people.

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  • Marc B.
  • 2019-12-16

excellent reader!!!

The reader made the characters come to life. The story took a while to get going, but I enjoyed it.

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  • Patti
  • 2019-08-20

Short

This book is incredible, it takes you on a journey in the mind of Julia. Through all her ups and downs. You learn about show biz and how Julia dealt with her first time in a musical. It made me laugh at the all right moments, and made me truly appreciate Holly Goldberg Sloan.

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  • Tracy Wright
  • 2019-06-17

Must Read!

A sweet story of a young girl, who finds strength in a new passion and along the way finds comfort for her grief and new friendships in different Days! A sweet story full of figurative language and a strong, must learn message!

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  • Kelly Schipper
  • 2019-02-14

Hi

Third audio book would not let me fast forward!!!!!! Good book though it wasn't that bad I guess

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  • Mark H.
  • 2019-01-18

Great narrating!

My entire family enjoyed this story! The narrating made the story enjoyable. my kids looked forward to longer drives so they could hear the story.

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  • Rose Palomares
  • 2018-09-16

Loved it!

I’m pretty short my set so it caught my eye.I am very pleased with this book and loved it from beginning to end.Highly recommend!

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  • Lin
  • 2017-08-22

Wonderful story for both children and adults

What does Tara Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator's delivery added to the warmth and humor of the story. I bookmarked many places to revisit.

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Entertaining, heartwarming, humorous and brilliantly performed. You don't have to be short to thoroughly enjoy this book.

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  • Oscar
  • 2017-06-22

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this book made me cry several times I love dogs and Ramon reminded me of my dogs