Julia Marks wouldn’t call herself short, because she hates that word and refuses to use it. She also hates that everyone sees her that way and makes her feel like she doesn’t fit in. Things only get worse when Julia’s mother forces her to audition for the local theater’s production of The Wizard of Oz. How can she be a Munchkin when she can’t sing or dance?
As Julia spends more time with the theater company, she begins to see the world and her place in it differently. Julia makes some interesting new friends. They teach her that being herself and even being different can be a good thing. Julia is an adorable narrator and her view of life is heartwarming. Short is a perfect story for all theater lovers as well as anyone who might not feel like they fit in. It is a perfect story for tweens, but could be enjoyed by all ages.