Trouble with Violet (Sister Magic Series #1)
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Trouble with Violet (Sister Magic Series #1)

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by Anne Mazer, Bill Brown
     
 

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Bestselling Amazing Days of Abby Hayes author Anne Mazer reaches out to younger readers with this magical take on sibling rivalry.

8-year-old Mabel likes her room to be neat, her day to be planned, and her life to be organized. If only she could organize her younger sister! 5-year-old Violet is messy and out of control. Just before Violet starts kindergarten, a

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Bestselling Amazing Days of Abby Hayes author Anne Mazer reaches out to younger readers with this magical take on sibling rivalry.

8-year-old Mabel likes her room to be neat, her day to be planned, and her life to be organized. If only she could organize her younger sister! 5-year-old Violet is messy and out of control. Just before Violet starts kindergarten, a surprise visit from mysterious Uncle Vartan exposes a big secret; there's magic in their family. Mable is sure she'll know just how to use her powers. After all, she's used to being mature and responsible. But her orderly world begins to fall apart when she learns she's not the one with magic -- it's adorable, annoying Violet. Life will never be the same!

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Children's Literature - Gail C. Krause
Two sisters, more different than alike, find that they are different for a very special reason. Mabel, the oldest sister, is eight years old, very organized, neat, and tidy. She coordinates her clothes, her toys, her room, and her play activities. Violet, her five-year-old sister, is as messy as Mabel is neat. Her clothes clash, the vibrant mixed colors of her bedroom hurt Mabel's sensible eyes, but Mabel manages to read a new fairy tale book to her sister that was sent by Uncle Vartan. As Mabel reads the story, Violet sees things move on the page or speak to her. From then on strange things happen to Mabel every time Violet is around. Mabel never guesses why until Uncle Vartan shows up unexpectedly. His pranks and tricks, so easily mastered by Violet, lead Mabel to discover why her sister is different, and it is not what Mabel expected. This is a humorous chapter book, easy to read and full of fun.
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4
Mabel is annoyingly organized-a real perfectionist-while her younger sister, Violet, is a free spirit with magical abilities. This revelation comes after many subtle clues appear throughout the novel-whispered secrets among parents, a mysterious ability to find Mom's missing wallet, watching a Frisbee heading toward a window suddenly change directions. (Okay, they're not all that subtle.) As Mabel prepares lists for school shopping, organizes her life and her mom's, and carefully keeps a gift book from Uncle Vartan from Violet's grubby hands, events unfold that reveal a long-kept family secret. While this is a delightful beginning chapter book, the intended audience may stumble over Mabel's lists written in cursive. In fact, she is just entering the third grade where one traditionally learns cursive, so readers may wonder why she writes that way. Fans of Mazer's Abby Hayes will welcome this entry in a new series.
—Debbie WhitbeckCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439872461
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Sister Magic Series , #1
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Trouble With Violet (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This is a outstanding book for any young reader. I will recommend this book to any teacher or parent when there trying to find a book for there class or kids to read.They should make a movie of all the series of sister magic!This book will show kids how different sisters can be.Can't wait for the next book!