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Word of the Day: Magic

on October 29, 2013

shutterstock_117713104Check out these books featuring the word MAGIC…

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William Steig. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

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Bay Anh Em Co Biet Tai. Seven Magic Brothers.

This retelling of a popular, classic children’s story from China begins with seven brothers who walk, talk, and look alike. Each one possesses an amazing power all his own. It is only when the brothers combine their special powers that they fool the cruel and evil emperor, who wishes to do harm to one of the brothers, and save each others’ lives. Text in English and Vietnamese.

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W. Nikola-Lisa. Magic in the Margins: a medieval tale of bookmaking.

At a medieval monastery, orphaned Simon, who is apprenticing in illumination, dreams of the day he can create his own pictures, but finds he must first complete a strange and unusual assignment that Father Anselm has given him.

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Kate Cleminson. Magic Box: a magical story.

When Eva receives a cardboard box as a birthday present, she becomes a magician, complete with a wand and a cape.

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Ellen Stoll Walsh. Mouse Magic.

Kit and the Wizard experiment with colors, finding that some colors vibrate when placed next to each other.


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