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River Magic by Ellen Booraem
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Apr 27, 2021 | ISBN 9780525428046

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    Apr 27, 2021 | ISBN 9780525428046 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books selection
Maine Literary Award for Young People’s Literature

*”There is greed, danger, breathtaking adventure, and even humor and joy. . . . Readers will recognize [Donna] as a kindred spirit and root for her all the way to a satisfying conclusion. . . . A carefully constructed interweaving of reality and magic that will transport and delight.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A dense emotional core, resonant voice, and themes of grief, shifting friendships, and family enliven Booraem’s contemporary fantasy, reminding readers that ‘hope is everywhere.'”—Publishers Weekly

“The mix of the fantastical and the practical gives this light, quickly paced fantasy its vitality . . . On the serious side is a family on the verge of collapse and a girl who feels she’s lost her best friend; on the playful, the colorful magic of pixies and the suspenseful action of a hand-to-hand fight with a baleful thunder mage.”—Horn Book

“Recommended for fans of Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw who don’t mind a bit of off-the-wall chicken magic.”—School Library Journal

“No idle fantasy. . . . Booraem writes with a strong sense of humor and whimsey. . . . In River Magic, the ties that bind us together—to friends, to home and most of all, between sisters—are tested, frayed and ultimately renewed and strengthened.”—Portland Press Herald


Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books SELECTION 2021

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