Waiting for the Magic

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

I didn't enjoy this as much as most of those who have critiqued before me. (Spoilers follow.) William and his little sister live with their parents. At the opening of the book, the father has left for ... Read full review

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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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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 picture books, including Sweet Dreams and That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; Hillary Rodham Clinton by Kathleen Krull; and The Brothers Kennedy, also by Kathleen Krull. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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