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The Magic of the Glits

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Out of sympathy for orphaned eight-year-old Lynette who is dumped at his family's seaside cottage, twelve-year-old Jeremy invents the Glits. These magical creatures make wishes come true. Searching for them helps heal Lynette who then finds herself a new home.Winner of the Golden Kite Award and the William Allen White Award.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 21st 2000 by (first published 1979)
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Julie Barrett
Jul 28, 2016 Julie Barrett rated it liked it
The magic of the Glits by Adler_ C. S_ (Carole S.)
Jeremy summer at Cape Cod-he has a cast on his broken leg and he has to babysit the 7 yo girl-Lynette.
He invents the game, the glitz to keep her busy. They do spend time at the beach, just not near the water because her mother had drowned.
After the cast he picks up hanging out with his male friends playing ball, etc. He brings her with him...
He helps her get over her fears and he needs to have some more responsibility. Her father wants to put he
Sep 03, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was amazing
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To be honest, this is not what most people would rate as a five-star book. Okay, it's not even what I would usually rate as a five-star book. The writing is good, the story is touching, the ending is well wrapped up with a tiny hint at a possible sequel (which I found, and it is near the top of my To Be Read)--but nothing about it was earth-shattering. Still I loved it. Somehow my heart won over my sense of literary distinction. So there it is.

Maybe it was the characterization that I loved. Adle
Catherine  Mustread
Mar 30, 2009 Catherine Mustread rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Grades 4+. 12-year-old Jeremy's summer on Cape Cod is already ruined because of the cast on his leg, when he is stuck taking care of 7-year-old Lynette, who's mother has just drowned. Jeremy invents the Glits, magical creatures who can grant wishes, to help Lynette overcome her fears. Adler's first novel.
Mar 23, 2007 M rated it really liked it
I freakin' loved Goodbye, Pink Pig and think it a superior book to this one, but I couldn't find it here. I read both of these as a pre-teen and thought the stories were both really beautiful and sad. Don't know what I'd think if I read them today, but I'm going off the memory.
May 30, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading/re-reading all of the children's/young adult's books on my shelf and I don't think I've ever read this one before. It was actually pretty good.
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