Like Magic



By Elaine Vickers Spot

Illustrations by Sara Not

Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062414311

Ages: 8 – 12 Years

This sweet middle grade novel featuring a diverse cast of characters proves that friendship can be just around the corner.

For three ten-year-old girls, their once simple worlds are starting to feel too big. Painfully shy Grace dreads starting fifth grade now that her best friend has moved away. Jada hopes she’ll stop feeling so alone if she finds the mother who left years ago. And Malia fears the arrival of her new baby sister will forever change the family she loves. When the girls each find a mysterious treasure box in their library and begin to fill the box with their own precious things, they start to feel less alone. But it’s up to Grace, Jada, and Malia to take the treasures and turn them into something more: true friendship.

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Elaine Vickers is a middle grade and chapter book author whose first book, Like Magic, will be published by HarperCollins in October 2016. She grew up in a family of teachers, so it’s no surprise that she became one myself. She teaches college chemistry and loves to write (and read!) whenever she can. She always wanted to be a writer and a teacher, except when she wanted to be an architect, an artist, a pediatrician, a judge, or a famous actress.  She lives in southern Utah with my husband and three kids who are great readers, budding young scientists, and aspiring writers too!

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