Meredith's Mixed-up Magic

Meredith's Mixed-up Magic

by Dorothea Lachner, Christa Unzner
     
 

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Meredith returns, and her magic spells are as unpredictable as ever. Meredith accidentally utters the spell for uninvited guests, and—whoosh! —a little sorcerer with an insatiable appetite flies in and plops himself down at her table. "Hungry!" he screeches, and Meredith has her hands full first trying to feed him, and then trying to get rid of him.What

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Meredith returns, and her magic spells are as unpredictable as ever. Meredith accidentally utters the spell for uninvited guests, and—whoosh! —a little sorcerer with an insatiable appetite flies in and plops himself down at her table. "Hungry!" he screeches, and Meredith has her hands full first trying to feed him, and then trying to get rid of him.What follows is a battle of fantastically funny spells that lasts until lunchtime and teaches her to mind her words and watch out for unexpected magic.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-As Meredith, a green-haired witch, sings her exuberant morning song, she accidentally utters the magic spell for uninvited guests. The little sorcerer who appears is not the kind of visitor anyone would wish for, and a battle of the spells ensues. In turn, they overfeed, float, shrink, dye, and transform one another until the sorcerer (now a wild pig) knocks Meredith's cat into the pond. Then, back to themselves and feeling a little guilty, the two unite to save the cat, tidy the house, and the uninvited guest voluntarily departs. In this sequel to Meredith, the Witch Who Wasn't (North-South, 1999), Lachner offers young readers a magical adventure that's a little scary and a heroine who is just right. While Meredith maintains her green-tousled appeal-even at the height of the action-the little sorcerer looks rather sinister when he bloats through overeating and later when he turns green. The art is full of amusing details and captures the action fully. Observant readers will enjoy the antics of Meredith's cat and broom. A good choice for kindergarten listeners and early readers, but with groups, use with caution unless you're sure of their fright threshold.-Jeanne Clancy Watkins, Chester County Library, Exton, PA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
In Meredith's MiXxedUp Magic, Meredith returns, and her magic spells are unpredictable and zany as usual. An uninvited breakfast guest results in furious sorcerer in this wild story, which requires good reading skills but proves funny and satisfying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735811904
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dorothea Lachner has written for children's radio programs in Germany and Austria. She has written many books for North-South including Andrew's Angry Words and The Gift from Saint Nicholas.

As a child, Christa Unzner filled mountains of paper with her drawings. After an apprenticeship to a window decorator, she went on to study design. She has illustrated many children's books, including young people's retelling of William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. She lives with her husband in Nicaragua.

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