Waiting for the Magic

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Sep 13, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
23 Reviews
People may drift apart
But love can hold them together.
Sometimes we find that love through magic –
Sometimes that magic is all around us.

This is a story about all of these things.

But it's also a story about how
four dogs
and one cat
help one boy
and his sister
save their family.

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

This was a sweet book that we read aloud. This may be the first book we read that had a real life situation/problem that we could discuss(the father in the story leaves his family for a while). I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

When William's father leaves yet one more time, he is weary of it all. Angry and frustrated, even though Williams mother is a steady, strong woman, William feels as though he has to protect his mother ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including That’s What I’d Do and Sweet Dreams by Jewel; Waiting for the Magic by Patricia McLachlan; Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull; The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest; and You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now lives with her husband and three children in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Visit her at AmyBates.com.

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb’s Story; Edward’s Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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