Magic Can Be Murder

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Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages
16 Reviews
Nola's not much of a witch--she can work only a few useless spells, like the one that lets her spy on people. But there's no spell for keeping her crazy mother--who hears voices and is a magnet for witch-hunters--out of trouble. The two flee from town to town until the day Nola magically witnesses a murder. Which is bad enough, but worse is that the murderer may frame Nola and her mother for the crime. And then no amount of magic will save her.
And you think your teenage years are tough. . . .

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User Review  - Kate Brown - Goodreads

"Magic Can Be Murder" is a wonderful book and could definitely be used as a read aloud. The plot moves very fast and I never found myself being bored with what was happening. Nola and her mother are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This was my favorite book for a while! Read full review

About the author (2000)

Vivian Vande Velde is the author of thirteen novels for young readers, and her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. She lives in Rochester, New York.

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