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VOYAAminah is literally knocked over by Aladdin's lamp, and she has the moon-shaped scar on her forehead to prove it. Once she discovers the power that she now possesses, she bickers with her jinni (who is no Barbara Eden) and comes to the conclusion that she wants to use the three wishes given to her per moon cycle to help people. First she takes care of her monetary needs, and then she enlists the jinni's help in finding people who need her help. After assisting a tailor with his business, she sets her wishing abilities on a baker who feeds the poor with his bread, leaving virtually nothing to sell to make money. Soon Aminah has fallen in love with the baker, which causes her trouble with the people with whom she shares a house—people she has come to know as her family—and with her rather obstinate jinni. What will happen when the spoiled princess who threw the old lamp at Aminah finds her and takes the lamp back? Will all of Aminah's good deeds evaporate? Tunnell rewrites the Aladdin's lamp tale with a public service twist, making Aminah an Arabic Robin Hood. The interplay between her and her jinni adds a great deal of humor to the story, almost pushing it into the realm of Monty Python hilarity. There is the standard love story, the love of friends to create a family unit, and enough magic to fill everyone's money chest. Readers who enjoy rewritten tales will be drawn to this one, and Tunnell's humor will keep the reader laughing throughout Aminah's campaign to help those less fortunate. VOYA Codes 4Q 3P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004,Dutton, 272p., Ages 12 to 18.