Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret / by Susan Lurie ; illustrated by Jenn Harney.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Wanda hates her little brother, Zane. But don't judge her for it--Zane is an absolute terror, and her parents blame Wanda for his monstrous behavior. On her eleventh birthday, Wanda makes a wish: to find her true family, because she knows deep down that this one can't be hers. She gets a surprise visit from a talking bluebird named Voltaire who seems wise and confirms her suspicion that someone has been meddling with her life. He knows the secret . . . he just can't remember what it is right now. Together they venture into the Scary Wood, where they encounter many magical creatures as they search for the truth. Wanda must summon all her courage and intelligence to outwit giant hairy Groods who want to eat her, a swamp goblin who wants to make her fade away, a nixie who wants to turn her into a squid, dragons who may or may not be nice, and, perhaps worst of all, a frog who wants to kiss her. None of these adversaries prepares her for the biggest one: a witch named Raymunda, who has put her and her family under a spell. Will Wanda succeed in breaking it, or will she be stuck in the wrong life forever?"--Amazon.com.
    • Other Titles:
      Wanda Seasongood & the mostly true secret.
    • ISBN:
      9781368043151
      1368043151
    • Accession Number:
      2018026164
    • Accession Number:
      on1044776691
      1044776691
    • Accession Number:
      fay.701752
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LURIE, S.; HARNEY, J. Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret. First edition. [s. l.]: Disney * HYPERION, 2020. ISBN 9781368043151. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lurie S, Harney J. Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret. First edition. Disney * HYPERION; 2020. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752
    • APA:
      Lurie, S., & Harney, J. (2020). Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret (First edition.). Disney * HYPERION.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lurie, Susan, and Jennifer Harney. 2020. Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret. First edition. Wanda Seasongood. Disney * HYPERION. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752.
    • Harvard:
      Lurie, S. and Harney, J. (2020) Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret. First edition. Disney * HYPERION (Wanda Seasongood). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lurie, S & Harney, J 2020, Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret, First edition., Wanda Seasongood, Disney * HYPERION, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lurie, Susan, and Jennifer Harney. Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret. First edition., Disney * HYPERION, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lurie, Susan, and Jennifer Harney. Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret. First edition. Wanda Seasongood. Disney * HYPERION, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lurie S, Harney J. Wanda Seasongood and the mostly true secret [Internet]. First edition. Disney * HYPERION; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. (Wanda Seasongood). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.701752

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1

On her eleventh birthday, Wanda notices a bluebird winging its way towards her window. "Just like in a fairytale," she marvels, until the bird crashes into the glass and tumbles out of view. That's much more fitting, as Wanda's life is anything but a fairy tale. While she has murky memories of an earlier life with a loving family, her current reality is more of a nightmare: a horrible little brother and indifferent parents who would rather Wanda be out of the way. When she checks on the fallen bird, she discovers that not only is it alive but it can talk, has a name (Voltaire), and has an important message for her. Unfortunately, a bout of bird amnesia means that Wanda and Voltaire must set out to discover the mystery of the lost message. The text is wonderfully direct and droll, and though the journey is at times bleak, it somehow maintains an upbeat and humorous disposition. Readers will revel in the fantastical creatures and supernatural elements while cheering for Wanda and her avian sidekick. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.