Black and Blue Magic

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 1, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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When clumsy Harry Houdini Marco helps a strange, little man on the bus and receives a beautiful pair of magical wings, he's soon covered with bumps and bruises. Can he figure out how to use his special gift and really learn to fly?

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User Review  - Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) - Goodreads

Back in the sixties, my brother owned a copy of this book. That doesn't say much until you realise that he was dyslexic at a time and in a place when that was not at all understood or helped, and he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robyn - Goodreads

This was a cute little story, sure. It was well told, and the pacing was never really flagged. It was an alright way to pass a few hours. If I had read this when I was 8, I might have been more ... Read full review


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Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born in 1927 and raised in California. She attended Whittier College in Southern California. While ultimately planning to be a writer, after graduation Snyder decided to teach school temporarily. But she found teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience and taught in the upper elementary grades for a total of nine years, three of them as a master teacher for the University of California at Berkeley. After all of her children were in school, Snyder began to think of writing again, and her first book, Season of Ponies, was published in 1964. Snyder's three Newbery Honor books are: The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid,and The Witches Of Worm. Other award winning books are The Trespassers, an American Bookseller Pick of the List and Cat Running, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and winner of the 1995 John and Patricia Beatty Award.

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