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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Would-Be Witch

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· Random House Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 7-10 years
· September 23, 2014 · $15.99 · 978-0-449-81567-0 (0-449-81567-6)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.
 
A little bit of magic can mean big adventure!
 
Andy and Robin are stuck doing chores with an old bottle of silver polish. But when they use it, incredible things happen. The salt and pepper shakers don’t get shiny—they turn into birds! The dustpan doesn’t clean—it starts flying! And when Andy and Robin tuck the birds’ feathers behind their ears, they shrink until they’re small enough to fly the dustpan out into the night. Where will their magical ride take them?

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

RUTH CHEW was born in Minneapolis and studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Working as a fashion artist, she started writing stories about witches for the youngest of her five children. The first of these, The WednesdayWitch, 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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