A Newbery Honor recipient

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 quirky feel-good narrative with a homespun warmth—Sunday Times

The countrified fantasy elements are great fun, and Mibs' tenderness towards her father and other storm-tossed characters is touchingly real—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The countrified fantasy elements are great fun, and Mibs' tenderness towards her father and other storm-tossed characters is touchingly real—Seattle Post-Intelligencer