Finding a key to Katy's mom's dresser, Katy and her friend, Louise, discover items for dress-up. Unusual circumstances began to happen, and the girls wonder if some of the clothes are magic. Read this lovely book out of the past and smile as I did through each of the adventures.
I heartily recommend this reprint of a class to all ages.
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This is my first Ruth Chew book, and I really liked it. It is certainly for the lower middle grade or chapter book yrs audience. It is short and the language is not exactly simplistic, but very straightforward.
The story is fun, very much in the contemporary magic, witch-next-door tradition there actually is a witch next door. The illustrations are great and, even thought it was written in , I don't think that the target audience will find it old fashioned. I bought a copy for my 7 year old niece, and I'm looking forward to reading more Ruth Chew.
I think it's a great idea to reprint them, since there isn't really very much good fantasy for this age group. PS -- this is the one about the magic fudge and not about the things left in the drawer. This gentle children's fantasy tells the story of the new neighbor, Maggie Brown, who loves animals and whose fudge makes magic happen.
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Notable Content: Very clean; zoo animals escape their cages and some are frightened, but there are no injuries. Pretty cute story of children encountering magic, though, annoyingly, adults never get involved and seem generally clueless. Perfect if you are looking for a light, fun, let's-go-back-to-childhood children's story! Jan 18, Norrisjackie rated it it was ok Shelves: read-alouds. Decent story, but ultimately forgettable.
We had no interest in continuing the series. Apr 26, Jeremy Carter rated it it was amazing. A book I read in childhood that still holds up today.
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I always wondered what happened to George the Serpent. Jul 04, Pop Bop rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed. This book, number 11, was first published in and represents Chew's work when she was at the height of her powers. The book is reminiscent in style to books like "Tom's Midnight Garden", or to a less edgy Mary Poppins, with touches of E.
A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Magic in the Park
Nesbit or Edward Eager. And boy, there's nothing wrong with that. Here, we have two siblings, Rick and Barbara, who work well together as a team and who display great resourcefulness and common sense as well as a sense of adventure. Barb buys a little perfume bottle at a jumble sale and when she opens it a little chubby wizard pops out.
Unlike the vaguely threatening genies from some classic tales this wizard is charming in a musty old-fashioned sort of way. He can do magic, but only sometimes, there's a secret here , and often with unexpected results. The kids have to hide the wizard and get him settled in their attic, and then they get to go off on a few neighborhood adventures with him. This is all handled in a matter-of-fact sort of way with the kids taking everything in stride and coping with the twists and turns of the plot and of their adventures.
Nothing scary happens, but there is a lot of dashing about and some farcical scenes involving hiding the wizard in the attic and hiding the signs that he is about the house. The kids are almost always good humored about what's happening.
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This is cheerful stuff. The writing is crisp and clean and so is very manageable for a young reader. There is no snark or drama, and no ironic detachment on the part of the author. The magic is fun and there are a number of suspenseful scenes. The over all feeling is a bit old school but the material isn't dated in any way that detracts from the fun of reading the story. And get this, the illustrations are also by Chew and they add a lot of drama and detail to the story and complement it very well. That's a great development because these aren't that easy to find used.
So, a mellow, entertaining, upbeat and gentle magical fantasy adventure, that isn't part of some licensed movie-tie in franchise - a nice little find. Please note that I found this book while browsing the local library's Kindle books, and downloaded it for free. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
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