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.
"A thoughtful glimpse into the life of an immigrant family, and... [a] refreshingly straightforward look at cancer." - Kirkus (STARRED review)
"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) Full review.