Magic Can Be Murder

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Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages
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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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

More a comedy of errors for the 10-14 yr-olds than a fairy tale, although it has the traditional trappings of witchcraft, peasants, and petticoats. Another spunky heroine, too. Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Just not holding my interest. Picked it up for my review group, but then the review group dissolved, so I'm off the hook. Read full review

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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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