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 Power of Poppy Pendle
 Author: Lowe, Natasha

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2012

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 268 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 589022 ISBN: 9781442446793
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Self-realization -- Fiction
 Bakers -- Fiction
 Bakeries -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Witches -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $6.50

Ten-year-old Poppy will do anything to realize her dream of becoming a baker, although her parents insist she attend Ruthersfield, the exclusive girls school for witchcraft, where she excels despite her dislike of magic.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 153747
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 62000

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/12)
   School Library Journal (10/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2012 Gr 4–6—To her parents' great mortification, Poppy is unexpectedly born in a French bakery; she couldn't possibly have had a less auspicious birth. As she grows, though, it becomes obvious that she has the rare gift of magic, and her parents couldn't be more pleased. They purchase a state-of-the-art wand and broom and enter her in the Ruthersfield Academy for Witches. While Poppy is an excellent witch, all she really wants to do is bake. When she announces to her parents that she hates magic and just wants to make treats, her parents go to the extreme to stop her, pushing her into the blackest of magic. In this sweet story about true friendship, Poppy is a likable main character. While the accompanying cast is a little flat and an evil-witch story line seems to be dropped altogether, children will like dark-side Poppy and the satisfying ending. Several recipes are included. Recommended this one to fans of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch (Viking, 1989).—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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