Saturday, October 24, 2015

Upside Down Magic

Upside Down Magic
By: Sarah Mlynowki, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.

Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.

This new, offbeat series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.

My Take:

It was a pretty cute story about a girl who has less-than-perfect magical gifts and her struggle to accept that it's okay to be different. Sometimes different equals special. It's a great book for 3rd and 4th grade and maybe 5th grade, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone older. I don't think that there is enough explanation and detail about things like their magic and their world and that would probably make it a difficult read for older children. 

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