Waiting for the Magic

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

This is such a well written book. This book follows a boy named William, who's Dad leaves. His Mom's solution is to buy four dogs and one cat from the shelter for William and his sister Elinor. The ... Read full review

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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