With their father missing in action in Vietnam, Holly and her siblings end up in a time warp as they race to free their town from a witch’s curse
When Holly, Judy, and Crockett Wade are sent to live with their grandparents after their father is declared MIA in Vietnam, Holly fears she’ll never fit in at school. The small town of Dimsdale, Massachusetts, is nothing like Boston. Even worse, Grandma and Grandpa Wade live in an overgrown house next to the town dump, a place without electricity or running water! None of the dishes match, and Holly’s grandparents are always bringing back other people’s odds and ends. But an old, smelly pillow embroidered with broken circles leads to strange dreams—and a maze in the junkyard! At first, when Holly and her brother and sister walk through an opening in the maze, they don’t realize they’ve entered another time. But they’re back in colonial New England, where they meet a healer named Tamar—and suddenly Holly is caught in the crossfire between dueling witches. Forced to keep their time-traveling a secret, the three siblings race to save Tamar and their town.
Lavender-Green Magic is the 5th book in the Magic Sequence, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
About the Author
For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many standalone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. An Ohio native, Norton lived for many years in Winter Park, Florida, and died in March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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The Magic Books #5
By Norton, Andre
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Judy moved forward, down the path which led around the pool straight for the house. Holly thought she could see a faint trail of smoke curling upward from that very large chimney. It was plain someone lived here. The garden was very well tended, there were the bees--but who-- And why didn't Grandma know or tell them about this near neighbor?
"I just don't get it." Crock threw his jacket on the ground. "I just don't get it! This is summer, not October! And who--"
Crock was right. It was summer, only Holly refused to admit it. She did not dare think what that might mean. This was a dream, it had to be a dream!
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Table of Contents
2 TREASURE TROVE,
3 TOMKIT AND DREAM PILLOW,
4 THE MAZE GATE,
5 FIRST PLANTING,
6 WITCHES AND CURSES,
7 WIDDERSHINS WAY,
8 SECOND PLANTING,
9 DIMSDALE IN DOUBT,
11 LAVENDER'S GREEN — BLESSED BE!,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR,
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