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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic

Written by Ruth ChewAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ruth Chew


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 7-10 years
· January 28, 2014 · $15.99 · 978-0-449-81379-9 (0-449-81379-7)

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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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, 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 fly around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriend a sea serpent in the lake. How can they keep Harrison a secret, though, when he's living in their attic?

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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 29 tales of magic and fantasy that have enchanted generations of readers.RUTH CHEW was born in Minneapolis and studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.

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