Waiting for the Magic

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Sep 13, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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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  - Merryann - LibraryThing

It's fun and frothy...and a story about the pain of a disrupted family. I felt happy often while reading it...and it was about the harsh realities of what it's like when a parent leaves. I loved the ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2011)

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.

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including That’s What I’d Do by singer-songwriter Jewel and The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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