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RUTH CHEW was born in Minneapolis and studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Working as a fashion artist, she started writing stories about witches for the youngest of her five children. The first of these, The Wednesday Witch, was a big hit, and her new career was born. Ruth Chew went on to write twenty-nine tales of magic and fantasy that have enchanted generations of readers.


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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Magic in the Park
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

For decades, Ruth Chew's chapter books about matter-of-fact magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation of fantasy fans can discover the magic in these Stepping Stones books.

There's something suspicious about that tree. . . .

Jen Mace has just moved to Brooklyn. She misses the woods and fields of her... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Magic in the Park
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

Jen Mace and her new friend Mike Steward learn that magic can happen when you least expect it. And though it is very exciting, it can also be dangerous.

Jen has just moved to Brooklyn. She misses the woods and fields of her old home. But while walking in Prospect Park one... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Magic in the Park
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Jen Mace and her new friend, Mike Steward, learn that magic can happen when you least expect it. And though it is very exciting, it can also be dangerous.
Jen has just... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Magic in the Park
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover Library Binding

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Jen Mace and her new friend, Mike Steward, learn that magic can happen when you least expect it. And though it is very exciting, it can also be dangerous.
Jen has just... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: No Such Thing as a Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

Nora Cooper and her brother Tad don't know what to make of their new neighbor... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: No Such Thing as a Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover Library Binding

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

Nora Cooper and her brother Tad don't know what to make of their new neighbor... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: No Such Thing as a Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

Nora Cooper and her brother Tad don't know what to make of their new neighbor... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: No Such Thing as a Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

Nora Cooper and her brother Tad don't know what to make of their new neighbor... Read More
 





Three Adventure Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

Discover friendship, magic, and wild wonders in this e-collection of Ruth Chew stories!
 
Travel back in time with three special tales! In Last Chance for Magic, Max and Terry make new friends in the forest of the Lenni-lenape people. In Magic of the Black Mirror, Will and Amanda are swept away to... Read More
 





Three Shrinking Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
 
This e-collection turns tiny magic into big surprises! In Do-It-Yourself Magic, a special “Build Anything” kit makes imagined settings come... Read More
 





Three Wishing Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

For decades, Ruth Chew's chapter books about matter-of-fact magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation of fantasy fans can discover the magic in these Stepping Stones books.

What should be in a book about magic? Pirates? Merlin? Becoming tiny? Time travel? A giant? How about all of the above? 

In The... Read More
 





Three Witch Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

Did that cat just talk to me? Did that button just move? Is that flower... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn't as simple as it looks. But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons are flying around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriending... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover Library Binding

When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn't as simple as it looks. But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons are flying around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriending... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

For decades, Ruth Chew's chapter books about matter-of-fact magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation of fantasy fans can discover the magic in these Stepping Stones books. 

How do you hide a wizard in the attic?

When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn't as simple as it looks. But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons are flying around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriending... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Wednesday Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

Read the adventure that started it all—Ruth Chew’s very first story!
 
A Wednesday Witch’s magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday, Mary Jane hears a knock on her front door. A mysterious old lady with a skinny black cat has... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Wednesday Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

Read the adventure that started it all—Ruth Chew’s very first story!
 
A Wednesday Witch’s magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday, Mary Jane hears a knock on her front door. A mysterious old lady with a skinny black cat has... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Wednesday Witch
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

Read the adventure that started it all—Ruth Chew’s very first story!
 
A Wednesday Witch’s magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday, Mary Jane hears a knock on her front door. A mysterious old lady with a skinny black cat has... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: What the Witch Left
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

When Katy and Louise find the key to the locked drawer in Katy's bureau, they... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: What the Witch Left
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

When Katy and Louise find the key to the locked drawer in Katy's bureau, they... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: What the Witch Left
Written by Ruth Chew
eBook

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

When Katy and Louise find the key to the locked drawer in Katy's bureau, they... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: What the Witch Left
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover Library Binding

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."—Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series

Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.

When Katy and Louise find the key to the locked drawer in Katy's bureau, they... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Witch at the Window
Written by Ruth Chew
Trade Paperback

For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
 
Why did a witch appear at Nick’s window?
 
Could it have something to... Read More
 





A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Witch at the Window
Written by Ruth Chew
Hardcover

For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
 
Why did a witch appear at Nick’s window?
 
Could it have something to... Read More
 

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