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The Curious Adventures of Jimmy McGee
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The Curious Adventures of Jimmy McGee

Jimmy McGee is a tiny leprechaun-like man who thinks of himself as nothing more than a plumber, even if he does do his job very quickly thanks to a certain magic he possesses called zoomie-zoomies. But Jimmy's life of turning on water and fixing dripping faucets is disrupted when he rescues Amy's doll, Little Lydia, from a monstrous wave that sweeps her off the beach. Jimmy keeps Little Lydia safe under his stovepipe hat, right on top of his magic box, where he keeps bolts of thunder and lightning--which causes Little Lydia to become electrified, out-of-control, be-bop doll with the zoomie-zoomies. Can Jimmy find a way to restore Little Lydia to her original state as a "do-nothing doll" before he returns her to her rightful owner?

Jimmy McGee is a tiny leprechaun-like man who thinks of himself as nothing more than a plumber, even if he does do his job very quickly thanks to a certain magic he possesses called zoomie-zoomies. But Jimmy's life of turning on water and fixing dripping faucets is disrupted when he rescues Amy's doll, Little Lydia, from a monstrous wave that sweeps her off the beach. Jimmy keeps Little Lydia safe under his stovepipe hat, right on top of his magic box, where he keeps bolts of thunder and lightning--which causes Little Lydia to become electrified, out-of-control, be-bop doll with the zoomie-zoomies. Can Jimmy find a way to restore Little Lydia to her original state as a "do-nothing doll" before he returns her to her rightful owner?

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  • AudioFile Magazine Add a measure of the "zoomie-zoomies" to an Estes family summer vacation story, and voilˆ! Enter the realm of Jimmy McGee, who is masterful, mischievous, and more amazing than a real plumber. He yearns to be a hero and realizes an opportunity when Amy's beloved doll is swept out to sea. Jane Jacobs's narration mirrors Jimmy as he dips in the ocean, soars to the height of a storm, and flits in and out of houses musing and banging on pipes. Jacobs is electric or wistful, playful or somber as each "Jimmy" moment dictates. She also gives voice to young girls and perplexed parents with all the humor that Estes envisioned. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 1, 1987
    The Newbery Medalist

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