The Magic Half

The Magic Half

Book - 2008
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Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them-older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite.
Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family. A highly satisfying classic-in-the-making full of spine-tingling moments, this is a delightful time-travel novel for the whole family.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781599901329
Branch Call Number: j F BARROWS
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 20 cm.


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Jul 20, 2018

A super good book, this story was soooooo GOOD!!!

Aug 08, 2014

AWESOME BOOK!!!! The author is a super good writer. One of my favorite books ever, now. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!!!! :D

Oct 28, 2012

Awesome book!!! Read it twice couldn't put it down, each time I love it !!!!! You have to read it!!!!!!

May 03, 2011

My 9 year old daughter loved this book. She couldn't put it down.

Sep 14, 2010

the magic half is one of the best books ever!!!!it's a page turner.
the author gives lots of feel like your in the book.she's a great author and this is a great book!
READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 12, 2010

A well-crafted story for children by the co-author of the popular "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." This story is perhaps best for kids who can read it for themselves. I read it to my four-year-old grandson who loved it. But he also had dreams with flowers blowing out his nose when he sneezed... and questions about whether he could find his way home. He also wondered whether there were any real bad guys in the world and what the heck they looked like. We've been playing games where he is Horst (the bad guy) and I am Aunt Flo (the mean step parent) ever since. The whole concept of traveling time is still a bit beyond him, but just a tad. He is fascinated with the year 1935. I say try it for kids maybe 6 to 10 or 12. Exciting and stimulating.


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Aug 08, 2014

gems thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

yellow_ram_6 Jul 28, 2014

yellow_ram_6 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

Apr 08, 2013

lovelybeky thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Dec 01, 2012

lauradvo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Oct 28, 2011

Brown_Dolphin_2 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12


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Jul 05, 2012

"Magic"said Miri,struck by the wonder of it. could it be true? She looked at the ten walls of Molly's room,her room. A little wave of cool air broke into the throbbing afternoon heat,and Miri felt herself understand. Of coursethere was magic. Nothing else could explain her presense in this strange,familiar room. After all those years of hoping for magic,it had finally happend. To me,she thought to herself. An earth quake of joy shook her. "Oh boy" she whispered. Magic is real,her mind sang, magic is real and it happend to me. "My heart is jumping all over the place," she said to Molly.


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