The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls (Hardcover)
For seven years, bad luck has followed Ivy around like a dog on a leash. Her father disappeared, her mother is a washedup beautypageant winner, and now Viola and her mother have moved into a raqmshackle house on Gumm Street. Ivy's new neighborsbookish Pru, stuckup Cat, and wannabe adventurer Frannyare worse than unfriendly. But then a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turn up, and the four girls are swept away...not to OZ, but to the jawdroppingly strange lands of SPOZ, and SPUDZ, and OOZE, pursued by the fashionably mad ChaCha Staccato, who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch....
Ages: 8 12
“A delightful tale of friendship and adventure. Primavera’s illustrations are small artistic gems.”
-School Library Journal
“Primavera is at her best.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)