For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" — a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity... and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day.

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by Ingrid Law

Mibs Beaumont is about to become a teenager. As if that prospect weren’t scary enough, thirteen is when a Beaumont’s savvy strikes – and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, her savvy promises to be outrageous… and positively thrilling.

But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. Suddenly, Mibs’s dreams of X-ray vision disappear: All she wants now is a savvy that will save Poppa. In fact, Mibs is so sure she’ll get that powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital aboard a rickety bus – with her siblings and the preacher’s kids in tow. But when the bus starts heading in the wrong direction only one thing is certain: After this extraordinary adventure, not a soul on that bus will ever be the same.

About the Author: Ingrid Law

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Author Ingrid Law

Ingrid Law is a big fan of words and stories, small towns and big ideas.

Born in New York, Ingrid’s family moved to Colorado when she was six years old. She has sold shoes, worked in a bookstore, helped other people get jobs, and assembled boxes for frozen eggplant burgers. Her debut novel, Savvy, is a New York Times bestseller, a recipient of the Boston-Globe Horn Book Honor Award, and was most recently awarded a prestigious Newbery Honor. Ingrid and her teenage daughter live in Colorado.

In Ingrid’s words:

“When I turned six, my family moved to Colorado, where my father taught in a one-room school house in the tiny mountain town on Gold Hill. In Gold Hill, and places like it, I discovered that small things and small places can be just as interesting and extraordinary as big noisy one, and even now I’m drawn to tiny towns and quiet places possessing their own charm and quirky character.”

Read more about Ingrid on her personal website

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