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The Trouble with Magic #2020

The Trouble with Magic When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle they quickly discover that magic isn t as simple as it looks But even tricky magic is better than no magic and soon

  • Title: The Trouble with Magic
  • Author: Ruth Chew
  • ISBN: 9780590336062
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Trouble with Magic By Ruth Chew, When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn t as simple as it looks But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons are flying around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriending a sea serpent in the lake How can they keep Harrison a secret, though, when he s livWhen Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn t as simple as it looks But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons are flying around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriending a sea serpent in the lake How can they keep Harrison a secret, though, when he s living in their attic Delightful stories that deal with matter of fact magic, Ruth Chew s books have been engaging young readers for over 40 years Now a new generation can discover the timelessness of these marvelous tales.

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    1. Solid, Engaging Magical Fantasy for Newer ReadersRuth Chew, who passed away in 2010 at the age of ninety, wrote 29 early reader fantasy magic chapter books between 1969 and 1998 This book, number 11, was first published in 1976 and represents Chew s work when she was at the height of her powers.The book is reminiscent in style to books like Tom s Midnight Garden , or to a less edgy Mary Poppins, with touches of E Nesbit or Edward Eager And boy, there s nothing wrong with that.Here, we have two s [...]

    2. Barbara and Rick s parents are away, so they are being watched by a nice older lady, Mrs Cunningham, who is fond of cooking cabbage The two can t stand the smell, so they buy a dusty air freshener for a quarter at the corner store When they open it, out pops a wizard named Harrison Peabody He makes Barbara s room smell like roses by having roses grow all over it Rick s room smells like pine, and you can guess why But Harrison s magic doesn t always work, so they children let him stay in the atti [...]

    3. I may not have loved Ruth Chew s Magic in the Park, but, I definitely LOVED her fantasy novel The Trouble with Magic To think this little fantasy novel starts with a big stink Barbara and Rick have sensitive noses, I suppose They are so overwhelmed with disgust at the smell of cooking cabbage, that Rick easily persuades Barbara to spend her allowance money fifty cents on air freshener She doesn t have enough money for scented spray that would cost sixty nine cents , but, she does have enough for [...]

    4. This book was really cute so I feel bad for only giving it a 3 The problem is that I thought this was a middle grade book, so I was surprised when it turned out to be of an early reader This would be great for a 7 or 8 year old who s just starting to read chapter books It s definitely a precursor to authors like Edith Nesbit and Edward Eager But since I was reading this as a grown person without a child, I found it too simple to enjoy much Since I never read this in childhood, I don t even have [...]

    5. My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause If your local I encourage you to check them out For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place And if not, you can always help start one.spreadthewordnevada Myself, I go out on the weeken [...]

    6. I don t remember if this is one of the Ruth Chew books I read as a child, but I found it an amusing little piece re reading as an adult.A charming little story, like most of Ruth Chew s magic stories The central child characters are only lightly sketched, thus lending themselves to MarySue MartyStu ishness, and the theme of magic that doesn t always go as you expect is standard But the tubby little magician, his umbrella, and his sea serpent friend are memorable characters, and it s a nice comfo [...]

    7. Barbara and Rick discover a wizard in an old bottle Barbara bought His name is Harrison Peabody, but his magical powers leave much to be desired His old black umbrella is the source of his magic and the brother and sister soon realize that magic is not all that it s cracked up to be They hide the wizard in the attic and embark on a series of adventures that include a sea serpent and Harry s lost umbrella This reprint of the 1976 original contains gentle humor, thoughtful characters and a plot ma [...]

    8. Just finished reading this with my 7 year old I loved Ruth Chew books when I was her age and was excited to see them on the shelf at the library I was hoping they would capture her imagination like they did mine My daughter has already read 20 or of the Magic Treehouse books which kind of have a similar feel But she still enjoyed reading the book together with me and once we finished requested that I show her where the other Practical Magic books are at the library I love sharing childhood memo [...]

    9. early reader about second grade level written in the 70 s so pretty dated A brother and a sister buy a bottle of what they think is air freshener at a local supermarket When they open it, they discover a wizard trapped inside The wizard isn t very good with magic This magic umbrella only works when it is raining There are many loose ends in this book the ending isn t very defined.

    10. natalie, this appears to be your book i m judging by the stamp inside that says this book belongs to Nat Syrell i did not realize that when i took it and no such thing as a witch home i have several others that you might be interested in i may be willing to let them go, for a price

    11. JF CHEW, R An OK story about a wizard who came out of a bottle He can only use his umbrella to work magic when it rains.

    12. I ve been trying to remember the name of this book since I ready it in elementary school Extensive google searching has made my day.

    13. A good recommendation for those early readers who are ready for story but not for older content Two siblings find a wizard whose magic only works during rainstorms.

    14. I remember loving Ruth Chew books as a child This book didn t do my memory justice, but there may have been others that I liked better I ll try another one by her.

    15. Ruth Chew was one of my favorite authors during my childhood I have fond memories of reading her Witch books They fostered my love for children s literature.

    16. Rick and BarbaraA nice adventure in Brooklyn, with a magician and a Prospect Park sea serpent Short chapters My kids enjoyed it.

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