Waiting for the Magic
People may drift apart, but love can hold them together. A touching tale of pets and family told in the “venerable spare and moving style” of Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall (Booklist).
When William’s father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and adds four dogs and a cat to their lives. William’s sure that nothing can fill the hole left by his father, but the new additions to the family are determined to help. With his sister, Elinor, and his mother, William will learn that “family” can come in all shapes and sizes, because sometimes we find love through magic, and sometimes that magic is all around us.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This book is about William (the main character) and his sister. Their father leaves the family. Mom decides to fill in the empty spot by getting 4 dogs and a cat from the animal shelter. Dogs are determined to help William to cope with his father being absent. When the father returns, he realizes that the magic he was looking for is in fact right there - in his family, in the people he loves. Great for children in 3-5 grades.
Review: Waiting for the MagicUser Review - Goodreads
This is the story of a family which is broken when the dad, a college literature professor, leaves home. The two children Will, a boy going into fifth grade, and Elinor his four year old sister are ...