Jennifer Murdley's Toad Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Jennifer Murdley buys a toad from weird Mr. Elives' Magic Shop her ordinary life takes a sudden turn for the weird. Her new friend ends up being Bufo, a "tongue toad," who can speak in any voice and imitate any sound. Bufo uses his vocal talents to help Jennifer get even with a school bully, but ends up causing more trouble when he discovers he can turn humans into toads by kissing them. Even worse, Jennifer learns Bufo is being pursued by a witch who wants to steal the magic jewel hidden in his forehead. When the witch kidnaps Jennifer's little brother and demands Jennifer give her Bufo in exchange for her brother's freedom, Jennifer must find a way to save her brother and break Bufo's toad spell.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   toad/frog

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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