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Messy Miranda by Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge, Dave Whamond

Miranda has one messy desk. It's full of books, pencils, science projects and…other stuff. Too much stuff, says her teacher, Ms. Basil. On a family visit to her Uncle Aldo's one night, Miranda wonders if some of his magician's tools might offer a solution to her messy-desk problem. Sneaking off to the magic room, Miranda finds Uncle Aldo's impressive collection of top hats. Miranda knows that magic top hats can hold lots of things—why not the mess from her desk? At first, the hat seems to do the trick, but soon things start to go horribly wrong. As Uncle Aldo says, you have to be careful with magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459801172
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Series: Orca Echoes Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 366,655
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jeff Szpirglas has written several award-nominated nonfiction books. He's worked at CTV Television and was an editor at Chirp, chickaDEE and Owl magazines. He has twin children and two cats (the cats are not twins). In his spare time, he teaches second grade.

Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge live together in Toronto, Ontario, and teach in classrooms with students of diverse cultural backgrounds. Jeff and Danielle have written several books together. Danielle has a master's degree in social anthropology and is a crusader for equity in the classroom. Besides teaching, they spend their time writing stories and taking care of their twin babies.

Dave Whamond is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers. Visit his website at

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