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Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic
Launcher Deluxe

written by Katey Howes

illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti

published by Sterling Publishing, 2018

ISBN: 9781454921745

Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow.  

For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That’s bad enough—but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. She’ll have to engineer the perfect way to be part of his special day using her favorite source of energy – Mudd Power!


"Howes’ text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti’s illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT: A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle’s bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in—it’s a winning combo." School Library Journal

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