Waiting for the Magic

Waiting for the Magic

Book - 2011
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When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.
Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416927457
141692745X
Branch Call Number: J MACL
Characteristics: 143 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bates, Amy June - Illustrator

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PImaLib_EvaO May 07, 2015

This is a wonderful read for a second or third grader. Easy to read.

katecarveth2002 Jul 17, 2014

Even though it was an easy read I loved loved reading it! My favorite book of all time! In all of Patricia Maclachlan
Books there is always a message and and an easy moral to find. Very inspiring from everyone in the family.
I really loved that the family decided after the dad left to adopt 4 dogs and 1 cat! I really great book that makes you laugh and feel good!!!

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joywolf83
Nov 15, 2012

REALLY GOOD!!! i devoured this easy to read book. loved the characters and the animals. each came off the page so alive and vibrant. what a pleasant surprise. excellent book for adults and teens and younger ones too...(ugly cover but please dont judge it by that!)

Mewsician Nov 03, 2011

Short and easy enough for a third-grader to read alone, yet filled with the complex aspects of complete human beings and their relationships. It's Patricia MacLachlan, after all, and she doesn't disappoint. Yes, it has magic enough for a kind of humble, homey excitement. And charm enough for an adult reader. But it's not a general readaloud since it deals with the temporary dissolution of a nuclear family. Uncommonly, all's well that ends well (Dad only left to try his hand at writing; he "forgot" for awhile how important his family was.), so take your chances on the young person you may hand it to. MacLachlan's own magic is pervasive. This book glows with warmth and love.

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Mewsician Nov 03, 2011

Mewsician thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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