The Genie Scheme
When Janna impulsively buys a winter hat for a bag lady, she
expects nothing in return. But Janna's kindness pays off in a big
way when the bag lady turns out to be a genie! Now Janna is the
genie's master and she couldn't be happier, especially when she
learns that the "three wishes" rule is strictly for fairy tales!
Before long, Janna's room is overflowing with clothes and
gadgets -- but things aren't quite as simple as they seem.
Making wishes comes with its own set of rules, and Janna
discovers that "unlimited" has some...well, limits. Genies can't
make something out of nothing, so everything that Janna wishes
for is taken from somebody else. Oops. And then there's the
problem of genie wattage -- there's only so much of it, and
Janna is using it up faster than she'd like. What's a greedy
girl to do?
“Both a fun chapter book and a lesson in the importance of
kindness, The Genie Scheme is a good book for middle graders to
read on their own or for teachers to share with their classes.”
--Michael Jung, Suite 101.com
“...the sparks of humor; the well-drawn, sympathetic
characters…make the story something more than just a fictional
vehicle for an ideal” --Booklist
“What Janna chooses to do with her wishes will keep readers
engaged until the tale’s satisfying conclusion.” --Kirkus
FlamingNet gives The Genie Scheme a 10!
“an adorable dose of magic, incorporating some life lessons, a
seemingly ordinary girl, and a slightly ditzy genie into a nice
little package..... a hilarious novel that has flair, definitely
-- Amanda Snow, A Patchwork of Books blog
"Told in an enchanting and non-preachy way, THE GENIE SCHEME
will make everyone feel good by the last page. And maybe, it
will have a magic of its own...making everyone that reads it
want to do a random act of kindness themselves."
--Jennifer Wardrip, TeensReadToo.Com
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a press release about The Genie Scheme.