The Great Googlini Book
The Great Googlini Book
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The Great Googlini

Written by Sara Cassidy and illustrated by Charlene Chua

Published by Orca Book Publisher

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Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city,where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a tiny woman in Converse sneakers who swirls out of the computer vents. She’s not really a genie, she explains: “I’m more of an archivist.” Her visit is a little bit of magic that lets Filip see the magic all around him. Ultimately about the things we can know and the things we can’t, this is a smart, touching, funny chapter book about growing up, braving tough times and looking for answers.

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  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Pages: 112
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018
  • ISBN: 1459817036
  • ISBN 13: 978-1459817036
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Sara Cassidy

This is Sara Cassidy’s tenth book for children. Her books have been short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, and two were Junior Library Guild selections. For more information, visit

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