Mibs comes from a very special family. On her thirteenth birthday, she receives a Savvy, or a magic power. However, she does not know what her savvy is until that day. And until she learns to scumble her savvy, shenanigans ensue. Typically, these come in with a bang. This is a wonderful book, Ingrid Law puts so much marvelous vocabulary into her stories that you just have to keep turning the page to know what happens next.
-Recommended by Chris— From March 2017 Staff Picks
A Newbery Honor Book
Thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy hits--and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher's kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure--full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping--not a soul on board will ever be the same. A Discussion Guide to Scumble and Savvy by Ingrid Law
About the Author
Ingrid Law received a Newbery Honor for Savvy, her first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.