Black and Blue Magic

Black and Blue Magic

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder


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Black and Blue Magic by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Harry Houdini Marco had a difficult life when he was a normal, clumsy twelve-year-old—but growing wings made things even harder

Except for his unusual name, Harry Houdini Marco is unremarkable in every way. While his namesake was the greatest illusionist of all time, Harry can’t even catch a ball. He is on the verge of a long, boring summer—and he is dreading every moment of it.
Then he meets a mysterious traveling salesman named Mr. Mazzeeck. But Mr. Mazzeeck is more than a traveling salesman, he’s a wizard—at least, he claims to be. Before he leaves town, Mr. Mazzeeck gives Harry a bottle of magical oil, saying that the potion will give him wings. And to Harry’s amazement, the oil works: He gets wings! Now he just has to figure out how to use them.
This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504035606
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 511,860
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (b. 1927) is a three-time Newbery Honor–winning author of adventure and fantasy novels for children. Her smart, honest, and accessible narrative style has made her books beloved by generations. When not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling. Snyder lives in Mill Valley, California. 

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Black And Blue Magic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I found out about this book while doing an online search for something else at the time. I read a synopsis of the book, and thought it would be an interestig read. Wow! I really had no idea how much of a magical treat I was in for. I have since read this book through three times, and each time through I enjoy it just as much as when I first read it. The naration of the book is done is such a way that it captures the reader's imagination keeps them intrested all the way thru to the very end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow I first read this book in 1966. I found it again for my kids from an interlibrary loan. I checked for it today at BN and I can't believe I found it. This book is a magical book for me. My children loved it and I want to have a copy on hand to read to my grandchildren.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book & still remember it fondly 35 years later. The central character is a clumsy boy who stumbles onto some magic lotion that allows the user to fly. By the time he uses up the lotion, he's mastered the coordination needed to fly correctly, and has grown both physically and emotionally in the process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that will leave you wanting more. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!