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Upside-Down Magic

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Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

Did you read Harry Potter? Do you remember how Hermione always seemed to get everything right and make everything look easy? And then there was Seamus Finnigan who just couldn’t get anything right. Things blew up. Things caught fire. Things refused to levitate. Yeah. Well, Nory makes Seamus look like a magical genius. Really. Other kids at her dad’s magical academy are able to transform into adorable kittens. Nory’s magic is different. Wonky. No matter how much she practices or how hard she tries, she ends up as a beaver-kitten or a skunk-elephant, until she flunks right out of the academy. Instead, she is forced to attend a public school where she is placed in a special class for kids with what their teacher calls “upside-down magic.” Nory and the other kids don’t want to be upside-down. They just want to be normal. But, as you probably already know, sometimes different is just what’s needed. (BTW, by Book 7 everyone’s glad Seamus has a knack for blowing things up, but that’s a different story.)


Author: Tammy Fry

I am the mother of four great kids, the Coordinator of OBOB at Springville K-8, an enthusiastic school volunteer, a former full-time teacher and an avid reader!

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