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Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystal

Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystal

1997 Story Books
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Author: Susan Wojciechowski
Illustrator: Susanna Natti
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763600520
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Bernice (known as Beany but not Beanhead) is a lively girl with straight brown hair and freckles. Her best friend, Carol Ann, is a know-it-all, with lovely blonde hair. Beany can never win... until she is given a crystal by a saleslady and told that it might be a "wishing crystal" which will grant one wish. In this easy chapter book with an appealing heroine with no sense of her own charms, readers will identify and laugh.
Kemie Nix   ©1997 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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