The Genie Scheme

The Genie Scheme

by Kimberly K. Jones
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The Genie Scheme by Kimberly K. Jones

When Janna impulsively buys a winter hat for a bag lady, she expects nothing in return. But Janna's kindness pays off in a big way when the bag lady turns out to be a genie! Now Janna is the genie's master and she couldn't be happier, especially when she learns that the "three wishes" rule is strictly for fairy tales!

Before long, Janna's room is overflowing with clothes and gadgets — but things aren't quite as simple as they seem. Making wishes comes with its own set of rules, and Janna discovers that "unlimited" has some...well, limits. Genies can't make something out of nothing, so everything that Janna wishes for is taken from somebody else. Oops. And then there's the problem of genie wattage — there's only so much of it, and Janna is using it up faster than she'd like. What's a greedy girl to do?

With insight, warmth, and a refreshing dose of humor, Kimberly K. Jones puts a new twist on the old adage "Be careful what you wish for."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416955542
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 03/10/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kimberly K. Jones is the author of Sand Dollar Summer, which earned two starred reviews, was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and was chosen by Booklist as one of the Top Ten First Novels for Youth. She lives in Monkton, Vermont. Visit her online at kimberlykjones.com.

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The Genie Scheme 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Shorty_23 More than 1 year ago
i think this summary is really good and i think ill enjoy this book because im gunna be 13 next month and i love reading!!!1 Thank-you for taking your personal time to read this!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighs and lays in bed dozing off
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read one of her other books "11 Birthdays" and i loved it! I did it for a book report and i sent a letter to her and she replied!! I love both of the books she has written and can't wait to read others in the future. I will definatly read this again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Libraty awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book ! Be sure to buy it next time you have money ! ; )
Katie Li More than 1 year ago
I finished reading it and best book ever!!!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Janna hates being poor. That's how she sees herself. Her mother makes her shop in second-hand stores. And the car that her mom drives, nicknamed Maybe (maybe it will start, maybe it won't) has definitely seen better days. It's on the afternoon that her mom takes her shopping for a new (used) coat, that Janna's world changes. When she witnesses the store clerk refusing to sell a used purple hat to a bag lady that doesn't have enough money, Janna takes the money she was going to use to buy The Secret Princess, the latest book in her favorite Medieval Maids series, and buys the hat for the bag lady. It turns out that Janna's selfless act has consequences. Those consequences show up in her bedroom hours later. A genie appears on her top bunk out of nowhere. Apparently, the bag lady had been wandering around waiting for someone to show her an act of kindness. It had taken a while, but to show her gratitude, she is now indebted to Janna. As would be the reaction of anyone, Janna begins wishing for everything she's ever wanted. Her first wish is to have a wardrobe like Elizabeth Newby, a popular neighbor girl. But it turns out there are "rules" with wishes. She literally gets Elizabeth's clothing. Elizabeth's family freaks out, thinking Elizabeth has run away because everything is suddenly gone in her bedroom. Janna retracts the wish, and tries to learn the rules of genie wishing. Eugenie (the name Janna gives her genie) explains that she is only allotted 1000 Genie watts. When they're gone, that's it. But Eugenie has a conscience, and soon makes Janna realize that her wishes are silly and meaningless. THE GENIE SCHEME uses a similar concept found in PAY IT FORWARD. When Eugenie makes Janna aware of the world around her, it's up to Janna to do something with that knowledge. Taking her Genie Watts and using them for something good creates a cascade of events that even Eugenie and Janna couldn't foresee. Told in an enchanting and non-preachy way, THE GENIE SCHEME will make everyone feel good by the last page. And maybe, it will have a magic of its own...making everyone that reads it want to do a random act of kindness themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to the library with my mom and she found this book . i read the first page and was in luv once i read it i was memorized i got it from a teacher after and niw have read it 21 times and im still not tired of it¿!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!