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What You Need to Know:
• The Magic Half is a terrific read, for young reader and old.
• I couldn't put this book down, the story really grabs you,
• There is time travel, present day back to the depression era. The mild concerns refer to Molly's lot in life in 1935. All
   is not rosy for her, so if you child is a worrier, be aware.
• The goose-bump rating is also referring to Molly's situation. Molly has a cousin who terrorizes her.
   So, again, just a warning.  
• This book makes a wonderful book club selection for parent/child book clubs.
Sweet Book Summary:
The Magic Half is the story of Miri and Molly. Miri has recently moved into an old house in present day California with her "one in eight million" family. What makes them one in eight million is they have two sets of twins and Miri is not one of the them. Miri falls right between them in birth order. Talk about middle child syndrome! One afternoon, while Miri is sulking away in a time out in her room for lashing out at one of her siblings, she spots a lens to a pair of old eyeglasses taped to baseboard. When she looks through the lens, she is transported back to 1935. In 1935, this same bedroom belonged to Molly. Miri and Molly meet.

Molly isn't surprised to find Miri in her room.  She knew her grandmother, who was magical, would send someone or something to save her from the rather dismal experience that is her life in depression-era 1935. Molly's mom has died and her dad has taken off.  Molly is currently living with Grandma, who is bedridden and can't talk, and her aunt and two cousins.  The aunt and two cousins make Cinderella's step-mom and sisters look really friendly.

Molly and Miri find a way for Molly to escape her rotten circumstances. I won't say what, because I wouldn't want to spoil the ending for those who might want to read it along with their little readers (its worth it!). But I will say it does all resolve safely. Ok, just a small hint - I wonder what the odds are for 3 sets of twins in one family!:)
Author: Annie Barrows Illustrator: N/A Published: 2007, 224 pages
Themes: Feelings, Character/Values, Good Book Club Selection, Life-Challenges, Friendship
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Half Magic, Edward Eager
Ivy and Bean, Annie Barrows
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
Support Independent Book Shops: Click Here to Buy this book at IndieBound
 
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Best book ever
10 Monday, 11 November 2013 00:55
Gabrielle
I love this book too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9 Monday, 28 January 2013 22:32
Debra
This is a great book I really really REALLY LOOOOOVVVVEEEEE this book........GREAT BOOK.
good book
8 Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:37
emiley
my 10 year old daughter loves this book!!
The Magic Half
7 Sunday, 22 July 2012 19:58
Lori Jones
My daughter loves this book too death. She finished reading it in just one sitting. Her teacher made her read the book,and then had to write a review on it,but she asked if she could keep the book.
Love this book!
6 Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:19
Baylee
I just finished this book like seriously one minute ago. I loved the whole thing. It was an easy read though. I finished it in about a day. But other than that, I loved it. One of the best books ever!
The teacher's question
5 Friday, 24 February 2012 02:42
:) Naseeha
To the teacher who asked the question: Hello! I am a fifth grade student attending Julington Creek Elementary School. I loved this book also. My teacher bought three kindles for the classroom, whicj you can read the book The Magic half. If you are looking for something free and easy, go to this website: http://websearch.about.com/od/dailywebsearchtips/qt/dnt0607.htm
*Tip- You may want to copy paste the website to make it easier for you.
I really hoped that my answer helped.
Have a great day!

:) Naseeha
magic half
4 Sunday, 23 October 2011 18:16
emily
cool book(: i read this when i was 5 and i loved it! im 8 now and rereading. keep writing Ms. Barrows!!!
book
3 Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:44
nicki
i am a teacher and this book is great
my kids love it but i wish i can find a web site of where people can read the book online?
if u answer my question then thanks
your a life saver
The Magic Half
2 Tuesday, 18 May 2010 01:09
Juliet Glinski
My 8 year old daughter loved this so much she stayed up way past her bedtime and finished it in two nights! She gave me a play-play description, always a sign that they are excited about a book.
the magic half
1 Monday, 26 April 2010 03:15
lisi Gheewalla
my 8 year old daughter LOVED this book!

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