THE CHRISTMAS GENIE


Illustrated by Dan Santat
October 6, 2009
Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781416990017
Ages 8-12

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EXTRAS

Study Guide
From the Publisher: Video of
Personal Notes of author Dan Gutman

ABOUT THE BOOK

It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for the final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through the classroom window—and a genie pops out!

Bob, as he’s called, is willing to grant only one wish for the class to share, and if they can’t agree on something before the bell rings in an hour, they’ll get nothing at all. What follows is a debate that is at turns thought-provoking and hilarious—and at all times irresistible.

AWARDS AND LISTS

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of 2010
South Carolina Book Award Nominee

REVIEWS

“Goofy…ample silliness”Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining”Kirkus Reviews

“Laugh out loud funny from page one.”School Library Journal

“Two lessons are clearly stated: think now about your goals and dreams, and be careful what you wish for. Readers may be laughing too hard to notice.”Booklist

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