A Gift of Magic

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Pocket Books, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 201 pages
78 Reviews
When the old woman died, she left each of her grandchildren something very special. For Kirby, the gift of dance. For Brendon, the gift of music. And for Nancy, the most extraordinary gift of all . . . the gift of magic.

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One of my all time favorite books....FABULOUS ending!! - Goodreads
There was a happy sappy ending (I hate those). - Goodreads
I loved her style of writing. - Goodreads
And has a great ending. - Goodreads
... but duncan is a good writer. - Goodreads
Also the ending was great! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maria Martinez - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading this book. There were some parts that I didn't like. For example, I did not like how the 3 children were young and they had no experience with their gifts. When their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

The original book, that I read in the '70s, was wonderful. I was excited to find it again—and disappointed to find it updated to the modern day, which, for some reason, involved making the sisters twins. However, the forward-back time scene remains as powerful. Read full review


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About the author (1972)

Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she grew up in Sarasota, Florida. She attended the University of New Mexico. Duncan knew she wanted to be a writer from an early age. At the age of 10 she submitted her first story to a magazine and at 13, her first story was published . Throughout high-school, she wrote regularly for young people's publications, particularly Seventeen Magazine. She writes popular suspense stories for young people. These titles include I Know What You Did Last Summer, Night Terrors, Stranger With My Face, Don't Look Behind You and The Twisted Window. She is also the author of the nonfiction Who Killed My Daughter?, the the true story of her won search for her daughter's murderer. Her works have earned her several awards and recognitions. She received the Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award in 1992. Many of her novels have been chosen as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Six of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections, and three have received Parents' Choice awards. She has also received five Special Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. Duncan currently lives in North Carolina.

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