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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (659 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elise Primavera Narrator: Colleen Delany Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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For seven years, bad luck has followed Ivy around like a dog on a leash. Her father disappeared. Her mother is a washed-up beauty pageant winner. Her aunt Viola has died. Viola did leave Ivy and her mother a house on Gumm Street, but it's not much of a house, and Ivy's next-door neighbors (bookish Pru, stuck-up Cat, and wannabe adventurer Franny) are worse than unfriendly. But then a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turn up, and the four girls are swept away, not to Oz, but to the jaw-droppingly strange lands of Spoz, Spudz, and Ooze, where they are pursued by the fashionably mad Cha-Cha Staccato - who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bree | 2/20/2014

    " It just kept getting more and more preposterous, and I rarely think that about middle readers. Perhaps I shouldn't have read it after "War and Peace." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 2/17/2014

    " This book is very good. I recommend it to all girls 8-13. It is all about frienship, jinxes, secial talents and wicked witches! A true adventure and maybe not the best choice to read before bed if you suffer from dreams based on books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/8/2014

    " An adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, this is a great girls story about coming together and triumphing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/6/2014

    " Very creative, and extremely funny. This is the perfect book for a young girl to read. The inner workings of this group of friends is exactly how real life girls are. Very big adventures and lots of funny fights between the 4 girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/31/2014

    " JENN!! definetely read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mandy | 1/18/2014

    " I discovered this book when I was like seven and since then i read it a few tmes a year. It's probably is just the childhood nostalgia, but definitely one of my all time favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianna | 1/18/2014

    " I loved this book. I had to read it twice to fully get the meaning of it. It is a nonsensical, fun, daring read. It is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Cat, Prim, Ivy and Franny are wonderful characters, all unique. This book is a hidden gem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Hazlett | 1/18/2014

    " This was an alright book. I guess a little girl would probably like. It was a little weird in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luna | 12/26/2013

    " Really imaginative, read it when I was a "tween". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruna Araujo | 11/19/2013

    " It took me a while to finish this book, and I enjoyed it just not much since it was big and quite confusing for my age, being a 10 year old girl. I was reading and trying to understand it. It took me time to understand the writing, but it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 10/7/2013

    " This book is wonderfuly amazing. It's tied into The Wizard of Oz (the book,not the movie). So you better brush up on your Oz books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Riley | 9/22/2013

    " While I am not a big fan of fantasy, this book was a hit with me! The many references to The Wizard of Oz makes me want to revisit it. (I haven't read it since I was in 5th grade; I guess I'll add that to my "to read" list.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mikiele | 8/16/2013

    " a pretty good book i wasn't totally into it but i liked it at the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 6/28/2013

    " Funny, fresh and very creative. A new twist on The Wizard Of Oz. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 4/28/2013

    " I'm not a big Wizard of Oz fan. Since this book is sort of a spin off/follow up/it happened because of what happened in Wizard of Oz, it wasn't really my thing. It was still ok though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 3/24/2013

    " i learned the true value of friendship "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/22/2013

    " My daughter loved it. I, on the other hand, thought it was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/4/2013

    " Okay, I've taken to reading kid's books in an effort to get my daughter to read something other than horse books all the time. It thought this was very funny, decent amount of suspense-- seems perfect for the 10 year old girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/14/2013

    " It's been a long time since I read it, maybe if Mrs.Schiller gives back our book contest forms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baylee | 2/6/2013

    " i luv this book it os my absolute fav book i would totally recomend it!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaamla | 12/24/2012

    " Loved it!!!! The pics made it even better!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ticklish Owl | 12/11/2012

    " If you liked this book, you might also enjoy The Mysterious Benedict Society or The Mysterious Howling "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T3ss | 12/1/2012

    " In this hilarious book, I find myself captivated time and time again. It makes me feel happy, laugh out loud, and ready to go on an adventure myself. The two dogs are my favorite! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 11/12/2012

    " I took this book randomly from the youth fiction books at my library and was very pleasantly surprised. I love when I find a gem on our pathetic library's shelves. It's a charming story, and I look forward to reading more, if any are ever published. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammi | 7/25/2012

    " Awesome book, very interesting!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 9/13/2011

    " This was definitely very strange, but I'd have to re-read it to say exactly how good it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianna | 4/26/2011

    " I loved this book. I had to read it twice to fully get the meaning of it. It is a nonsensical, fun, daring read. It is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Cat, Prim, Ivy and Franny are wonderful characters, all unique. This book is a hidden gem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/5/2011

    " Very weird...kind of confusing, but entertaining, and imaginative. Not my Fav, but worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T3ss | 2/19/2011

    " In this hilarious book, I find myself captivated time and time again. It makes me feel happy, laugh out loud, and ready to go on an adventure myself. The two dogs are my favorite! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shilo | 2/13/2011

    " This book is hilarious! IT has lots of adventure, and magical seeing potatoes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth Rae | 1/11/2011

    " It was cute, great for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicky | 1/8/2011

    " this is a really cool book espcially if you liked the wizard of oz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 12/1/2010

    " This is a remixed version of the Wizard of Oz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BB-anna | 10/27/2010

    " If you are going to read this book, read the original "Wizard of Oz" first.
    Fun, but very different "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheyenne | 10/10/2010

    " I really liked the link to Wizard of Oz. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 8/4/2010

    " Picked this one up randomly, and happened to finish it on the 71st anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz film.

    I liked the story, and enjoyed the characters. I would recommend this title to fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 5/28/2010

    " A take off of the Wizard of Oz (not one of my favourite books), and like so many before it was kind of boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 4/1/2010

    " This is a wonderful book! Ends perfect,never bored. I love it. I recommend this book for anyone! You will be suprised.....I hope you read this book!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 12/21/2009

    " This was definitely very strange, but I'd have to re-read it to say exactly how good it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/4/2009

    " I checked this book out of our school library and I couldn't put it down! It wasn't anything I've read before and I enjoyed it alot! "

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About the Author
Author Elise Primavera

Elise Primavera has, like Ivy, suffered her fair share of jinxes in life and has found it helpful, like Cat, to consult the I Ching before making any important decisions. She often feels, like Pru, that the safest place in this danger-filled world is under a quilt with a good book. As Franny dreams of doing, she has made her mark in the world—but as a writer and illustrator of children's books and not as an explorer in the mold of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Among her many books are the national bestselling Auntie Claus and its sequel. This is her first novel, but it won't be her last, because like Hieronymus Gumm, she always likes to have the last word and is hard at work on another book about the Gumm Street Girls.

About the Narrator

Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.