By Alison Potoma
Illustrations by Sarah Lynne Reul
Anything Cardiff Smith draws comes to life, at a terrible cost. Everyone who has ever had the gift disappears, including Cardiff’s mother. But what good is having an amazing gift if you can never use it? Cardiff starts with a pink bicycle for his little sister Paris, draws an electric guitar for his big brother Zurich, and secretly leaves gifts for everyone at school. When he decides to draw a park over the old lot in town Cardiff might be taking it a step too far. The Smith family secret is a secret after all.
Book 1 of The Smith Family Secret is a 12,000-word chapter book, with a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level of 2.9, perfect for your young reader who is excited about magic and art.
Welcome to AlisonPotoma.com. Here you will learn about upcoming works from author/teacher Alison Potoma. Check out the first chapter of my new book, “The Smith Family Secret”. Cardiff Smith discovers that anything he draws comes to life. Woah! If you had this gift, what would you draw? Enjoy!