The Girl with the Silver Eyes

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Overview

Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don’t have silver eyes. Other people can’t make things happen just by thinking about them!

But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it’s hard to make friends when you’re unusual. Katie knows that she’s different but she’s never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and...

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Overview

Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don’t have silver eyes. Other people can’t make things happen just by thinking about them!

But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it’s hard to make friends when you’re unusual. Katie knows that she’s different but she’s never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and the same talents . . . and maybe they’ll be willing to help her.

A 10-year-old girl, who has always looked different from other children, discovers that she not only has unusual powers but that there are others like her.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristi Bernard
Katie Welker is a quiet girl who would never hurt a fly. In her loneliness, she learned to entertain herself by reading and moving things via telekinesis. You see, she has a very special gift. She can move things without touching them. She doesn't know why; she just does. Living with her grandma she must keep her talents hidden. When her granny passes away, Katie's mother retrieves her and whisks her away from her country lifestyle to live in a small city apartment with neighbors who find her strange because she has silver eyes and a blank stare. Katie makes a few new friends, including Mrs. M, Lobo the cat and Jackson Johnson, the paper boy. She learns how she may have acquired her special gifts by eavesdropping on her mom and her mom's boyfriend. It is this revelation that gives Katie the idea to find three others just like her. This, she thinks, will alleviate her loneliness. Katie's journey begins. A quick fun read, this story will have readers turning the pages anxiously to see if Katie will succeed. Roberts shows readers that we all have differences, although some of us are afraid of what we don't understand. In the end, readers will learn that our differences make us all special, which is always a good thing. Reviewer: Kristi Bernard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442421707
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 92,918
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Willo Davis Roberts wrote many mystery and suspense novels for children during her long and illustrious career, including The Girl with the Silver Eyes, The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Megan’s Island, Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, Scared Stiff, The Kidnappers, and Caught!. Three of her children’s books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades, including the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Georgia Children’s Book Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    Well-Written, and "age appropriate" ;)

    It's a great book that may inspire young readers to go beyond the reading that is allowed to them. As an avid reader myself, I found this book to be interesting and a great story. For advanced readers(fast readers that can comprehend what they have read), it's a quick but enjoyable read.

    I have my suspicions that there will be another book in the making as it leaves two threads up in the air waiting to be tied.

    But if this is a one-shot book, it's still well done and can be left at that. The reader can make their own decision about where they go.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2002

    A very interesting book.

    I think that it is a very interesting book I think that you did a very good job well I'm not done with the book but when I'm done I will write again keep up the good work Willo.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2001

    Best Book I ever read as a child!

    Its about a girl that finds out her strange powers are the result of a chemical that her mother was exposed to when she was pregnant. She also finds out there are more kids with the same powers and she sets out to find them. Before she leaves her house to meet one of them she has tracked down she accidentally cuts her finger leaving a spot of blood on the kitchen counter. When her mom arrives home and sees her missing she thinks only the worst! She calls the police and they start to search for her. Its a very wonderful story about a young girl set out to find who she really is and why she has these strange powers

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

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    Have you ever felt people were staring at you and think you are

    Have you ever felt people were staring at you and think you are "strange" and "weird?" Or that you seem not like them so they exclude you from activities? Well, Katie feels that way because of her eye color. Who is Miss. M? Can she be trusted? And who is Mr. C? And why is he interested in Katie? Did Katie do what her neighbors have accused her of? Read Katie's tale and you will find out. Enjoy!

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    One of my favorite childrens novels

    I think I was probably 10 or 11 the first time I read this book, I loved it from the very start. I was already a big reader but the way that the author describes the love of reading made only made me want to read more. The story is captivating and the characters are realistic and relatable. I still enjoy reading this book even now as a college senior.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2008

    I LOVED THIS BOOK

    I READ THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS IN JUNIOR HIGHSCHOOL, IT WAS THE FIRST BOOK I READ FOR PLEASURE AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT... I NOW WANT TO PURCHASE IT TO KEEP IT IN MY HOME FOR WHEN MY DAUGHTER IS OLDER.... THIS BOOK INITIATED MY LOVE FOR READING.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2005

    This book is AMAZING

    This is the first book I ever read - I am now hooked and have at least 350 books! Would recommend to any parent trying to interest their child in reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2005

    best book ever

    i thought this book was great. it catches your attention throughout it until its finished. would recomend it for everyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    Great

    This was a great book for anyone who is looking for a book with mystical powers and stuff like that this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    One of my favorites

    This was one of my favorite books as a child and now I am trying to find copies of it for younger children in the family as well as for my daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2002

    silver eyes

    i really enjoed this book and would recamend it to anybody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002

    Great!

    I think The Girl With The Silver Eyes was a great book. It catches your attention, and you'll want to keep reading. It's very interesting. I recommend it for grades 4-6.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2000

    This book is a good book for younger people

    This is a nice little book.It is kind of typical but I recommend it to children who are experimenting with literature.

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