The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise PrimaveraThe Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls

byElise PrimaveraIllustratorElise Primavera

Paperback | April 29, 2008

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Franny longs for adventure but can't even do a cartwheel. Pru can do a cartwheel but prefers hiding under her quilt making up safety tips. Cat has no use for safety tips but supposedly has ESP. And Ivy has had a seven-year string of bad luck—a Jinx that's about to get a whole lot worse.

The four are thrown together when a pair of mysterious ruby red slippers turn up, along with the fashionably mad Cha-Cha Staccato, who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch. . . .

As hilarious as it is original, The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is an unforgettable take on girlhood, piano recitals, The Wizard of Oz, and the dependable everyday magic of true friendship.

Elise Primavera has, like Ivy, suffered her fair share of jinxes in life and has found it helpful, like Cat, to consult the I Ching before making any important decisions. She often feels, like Pru, that the safest place in this danger-filled world is under a quilt with a good book. As Franny dreams of doing, she has made her mark in th...
Title:The Secret Order of the Gumm Street GirlsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.93 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060569484

ISBN - 13:9780060569488

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and enchanting. Read this when I was a teeny tiny girl. ;D Can't remember much but I do know I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Secret Order Of The Gumm Street Girls This book is a interesting, crazy adventure of four girls, Cat, Pru, Franny and Ivy. Three of these girls live on gumm street have nothing in common except none of the like each other. Then, out of the blue Ivy Diamond, along with her mother a a seven year string of bad luck show up and everything changes. This book is a story of true friendship. The story of the Gumm Street Girls brings together magic, the wizard of Oz, piano recitals, and more. I hope you like it as much as I did!
Date published: 2009-03-08

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