Black and Blue Magic

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 1, 1988 - Magic - 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  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Snyder delivers another magical summer adventure in this third novel - following upon Season of Ponies and The Velvet Room - which follows the story of young Harry Houdini Marco, who is given the gift ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born in Lemoore, California on May 11, 1927. She received a B.A. from Whittier College in 1948. While ultimately planning to be a writer, after graduation she decided to teach school temporarily. However, she found teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience and taught in the upper elementary grades for a total of nine years. After all of her children were in school, she began to think of writing again. Her first book, Season of Ponies, was published in 1964. She wrote more than 40 books during her lifetime including The Trespassers, Gib Rides Home, Gib and the Gray Ghost, and William's Midsummer Dreams. She has won numerous awards including three Newbery Honor books for The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of Worm and the 1995 John and Patricia Beatty Award for Cat Running. She died of complications from a stroke on October 08, 2014 at the age of 87.

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