The Resource If the magic fits, Susan Maupin Schmid ; illustrations by Lissy Marlin

If the magic fits, Susan Maupin Schmid ; illustrations by Lissy Marlin

Label
If the magic fits
Title
If the magic fits
Statement of responsibility
Susan Maupin Schmid ; illustrations by Lissy Marlin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darling Dimple, a young orphan, discovers a closet full of magical dresses, each of which gives her the appearance of another person in the castle and that, along with her own magical abilities, helps her protect Princess Mariposa from betrayal as the castle swarms with suitors. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Storyline
Review
  • Gr 4–6—With fuzzy hair, a tiny frame, and an unusual name, Darling Dimple wants nothing more than to get out of the cellar where she scrubs dishes for a bustling castle community. When the opportunity to be an Under-Presser (a fancy name for someone who irons) on Princess Marigold's staff opens up, Darling nabs it, and so begins an adventure of mystery and magic. In this new series starter, Darling discovers a closet full of 100 magical dresses that disguise the wearer as someone else, which allows Darling to plunge herself deep into the heart of a mystery: Who is trying to wake sleeping dragons (literally) and steal the kingdom? Each dress moves and communicates in its own way, with unique personality. Darling uses only a few of the dresses on her adventure, nicely setting up the future volumes. As Darling slowly uncovers the plot against the kingdom, she also finds hidden depths of power within herself and reveals her true friends. A spunky and lively narrator, Darling Dimple is easy to love, and her story is easy to fall into. Schmid peppers the castle community with interesting secondary characters. While somewhat predictable, the carefully plotted mystery moves along at a quick pace with enough ups and downs to keep readers excited. VERDICT Give this magic-filled romp to fans of Jessica Day George and Shannon Hale.—Mariah Manley, Salt Lake City Public Library --Mariah Manley (Reviewed 09/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 9, p145)
  • Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Eliora by the White Sea, there lived an 11-year-old girl called Darling Dimple.Darling was born in a castle built by dragons, but she isn't a princess; she's a lowly pot scrubber in the castle's under-cellar. When, as an ironically assigned punishment, Darling is promoted to Under-presser (ironing linens) to butterfly-collecting Princess Mariposa, she discovers a closet full of old, forgotten dresses. These are no ordinary dresses: each has the power to turn its wearer into someone else. It soon becomes apparent that the castle is thrumming with magic, magic stolen from the dragons who built the castle, dragons who long to break free and take their revenge. Darling discovers a plot to break the magic restraining the dragons, and it's up to this cautiously intrepid heroine to save the princess, the castle, and the kingdom, one dress at a time. Darling's world appears to be populated primarily by white people; Darling describes herself as "pasty," with white, dandelion-fluff hair, and Princess Mariposa has "snow-white skin." Darling narrates, her voice capturing both imaginative flights of fancy and a pragmatism that will endear her to readers. A cheery start to a new series, this traditional-feeling fairy-tale-style fantasy will brighten the cloudiest of days. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533383
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmid, Susan Maupin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
630L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
4.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marlin, Lissy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
100 dresses
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Magic
  • Clothing and dress
  • Orphans
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
If the magic fits, Susan Maupin Schmid ; illustrations by Lissy Marlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780553533675
Lccn
2014044370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
If the magic fits, Susan Maupin Schmid ; illustrations by Lissy Marlin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780553533675
Lccn
2014044370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public LibraryBorrow it
      1 South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY, 11718, US
      40.713309 -73.257746
    • Babylon Public LibraryBorrow it
      24 South Carll Avenue, Babylon, NY, 11702, US
      40.695094 -73.325906
    • Brentwood Public LibraryBorrow it
      Second Ave and Fourth Street, Brentwood, NY, 11717, US
      40.777939 -73.248215
    • Comsewogue Public LibraryBorrow it
      170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY, 11776, US
      40.923668 -73.053316
    • Deer Park Public LibraryBorrow it
      44 Lake Avenue, Deer Park, NY, 11729, US
      40.759847 -73.323106
    • Half Hollow Hills Community LibraryBorrow it
      55 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY, 11746, US
      40.803876 -73.360391
    • East Hampton LibraryBorrow it
      159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, 11937, US
      40.958182 -72.191193
    • Northport-East Northport Public Library - East NorthportBorrow it
      185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY, 11731, US
      40.878082 -73.324623
    • Lindenhurst Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      1 Lee Ave, Lindenhurst, NY, 11757, US
      40.68248 -73.36768
    • Longwood Public LibraryBorrow it
      800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY, 11953, US
      40.882178 -72.944065
    • North Babylon Public LibraryBorrow it
      815 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon, NY, 11703, US
      40.724609 -73.322287
    • Northport-East Northport Public LibraryBorrow it
      151 Laurel Ave, Northport, NY, 11768, US
      40.896016 -73.337641
    • Rogers Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY, 11968, US
      40.886297 -72.393263
    • Sachem Public LibraryBorrow it
      150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY, 11741, US
      40.823146 -73.080982
    • South Country LibraryBorrow it
      22 Station Road, Bellport, NY, 11713, US
      40.758119 -72.940998
    • South Huntington Public LibraryBorrow it
      145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY, 11746, US
      40.822565 -73.391343
    • Smithtown Library - Commack BranchBorrow it
      3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY, 11725, US
      40.847121 -73.278766
    • West Islip Public LibraryBorrow it
      3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY, 11795, US
      40.697343 -73.306476
Processing Feedback ...