Illustrated by Charlene Chua
Finalist, Chocolate Lily Award
A Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018
Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time googling everything. When his favourite 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." 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.
★"Cassidy has crafted a thoughtful glimpse into the life of an immigrant family, and despite the refreshingly straightforward look at cancer and the struggle of having a loved one undergo treatment, the narrative retains its slice-of-life focus. For fans of Google, trivia, and family strength." Kirkus Reviews STARRED review.
"A thoughtful, touching story that moves at a good pace, could help children dealing with a seriously ill friend or family member, and it includes many interesting facts for everyone. Highly recommended. CM Magazine Full review. FIVE stars