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Dory Fantasmagory By Abigail Hanlon

Dory Fantasmagory
by Abigail Hanlon

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"When Dory's best friend learns to read before she does, Dory retreats into her wild imagination and finds herself in the middle of one of the babyish books she is struggling to read where she encounters imaginary friends and enemies"--
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Dory Fantasmagory Summary

Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abigail Hanlon

Dory the rascal turns learning to read into a hilarious adventure through the power of imagination

Ever since Dory met Rosabelle, a real true friend whose imagination and high spirits match her own, school has been pretty good. But now the class is learning to read, and it's proving to be a challenge for Dory. While Rosabelle can read chapter books in her head, Dory is stuck with baby books about a happy little farm. Dory wishes for a potion to turn her into a reader but things don't go as planned. Suddenly, a naughty little girl who looks an awful lot like Dory's imaginary nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, shows up. And a black sheep leaves the pages of the farm book to follow Dory to school. It really needs her help--this seems like a job for a superhero! And it would help if she knew how to read.

In her third book, Dory the rascal takes reluctant reading to new heights with a story that is as one-of-a-kind and hilarious as she is.

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Dory Fantasmagory Reviews

ALA Notable Book
A Nerdy Book Club Award winner

"An especially wonderful book to share with reluctant readers...I can't imagine a book more calculated to reinforce the power of reading and becoming a reader than Dory Dory Black Sheep. It is a true triumph." -- Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker

"Hanlon has a winning way with the story's characters (real and imaginary) and dialogue.... The third entry in the Dory Fantasmagory series will satisfy the many young chapter-book readers who like their books served with a generous helping of fun." -- Booklist

"Dory's fans will be entertained by this further adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews

"If you haven't read the previous two Dory books yet, get on with it already. They're quirky and funny and capture childhood like few books can."--100 Scope Notes blog

Praise for the Dory Fantasmagory series:

* "Charming, funny, true to life." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory

* "Time spent with Dory is time well spent." -Publishers Weekly, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory

* "Readers will laugh at her entertaining antics." -School Library Journal, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory

* "Hanlon's hilarious narration and cartooning reveal an uncanny talent for getting into the mile-a-minute mind of a one-of-a-kind girl." -Publishers Weekly, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend

* "Well written, humorous, and engaging." -School Library Journal, starred review review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend

"It's genius." - Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes Blog review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend

"Dory is as likable a kid heroine as I've encountered in a decade." - The Boston Globe review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend

About Abigail Hanlon

Abby Hanlon has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students' storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children, and taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood.

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Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abigail Hanlon
Abigail Hanlon
Used - Very Good
Penguin Putnam Inc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.