Miranda's Magic

Miranda's Magic

by Don Maker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985970741
Publisher: Metacognition Press
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Don Maker is a credentialed teacher and a published freelance writer of short stories and poetry. He is a board member of the California Writer's Club, Mt. Diablo Branch. Don received his A.A. in Speech Arts from San Diego Mesa College, his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and his M.A. in Education from Chapman University.
From his teaching background, Don wrote a novel based around education (The Grindstone). He then wrote a surrealistic play based on the life of Sigmund Freud,(Sigi and Carl). He continues to teach and to write novels on a variety of subjects, including a sports comedy (The Jersey Jupiters), a YA fantasy (Miranda's Magic), an historical fiction (Zenobia), and a comedy screenplay (Uplifting Thoughts). He is currently working on another historical fiction novel (The Shakespeares and the Crown). In non-fiction, he is a featured writer for Yahoo Voices.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Miranda's Magic by Don Maker is the story of fourteen-year-old Miranda Hutton who has magical powers, like moving things around her without touching them and starting a fire without a match. All these powers depend on her proficiency in science and Miranda hates science and experiments in the laboratory. With a science theme and experiments, this book will surely appeal to high school goers. The story is amusing and at the same time intriguing with a lot of weird happenings. The story will arouse much curiosity while reading about the magical powers of Miranda. She will keep readers amused with her magical acts. The cake growing and spilling out of the oven onto the kitchen floor is one such incident that describes Miranda's powers. The pencil vibrating and hanging in mid-air leaves her parents bewildered. These strange happenings only take place when Miranda is around. The story is not charted along the lines of fear or horror, but it is more whimsical, with fantasy and a sense adventure put into it. It is the kind of story that teenagers would enjoy reading. Many youngsters would like to do the tricks that Miranda can do. The story is lighthearted and has a lot of fun-filled moments. There are going to be more books in the Miranda series which I am sure will be a hit among teen readers.