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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review: The Trouble With Magic by Ruth Chew

The Trouble With Magic by Ruth Chew. A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book.

The Trouble With Magic by Ruth Chew

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2014
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9780449813799

Review: Have you ever wondered what would happen if you opened a bottle, a wizard would come out instead of a genie? Could there be bad wizards that can't get rid of roses in your room or even a forest. Well, in The Trouble With Magic by Ruth Chew, a wizard named Harrison Peabody is a bad wizard. Not evil, but cannot undo things that he has created. Harry has an umbrella that gives him the magic. The kids Barbara and Rick are on a mission to find out how to undo the magic by finding his umbrella.

In The Trouble With Magic, Barbara and Rick need to find Harry's umbrella to make him happy again. Harry has lost his umbrella that gives him the magic when they all had gone to the park to have a picnic. While they were there they saw something in the water. That something was Harry's friend George that was a sea serpent. This story was fun and filled with adventure. Barbara and Rick go on the mission and find that umbrella. They make Harry happy again. Harry finally gets the umbrella and fixes the made with the magic that he created.

The Trouble With Magic is very entertaining. It is a fantasy book with wizards and sea serpents. This book has adventurous characters (Barbara and Rick) that will do anything to help someone in need (Harrison Peabody the wizard). The story focuses on the need to help. The author wants the people reading this book to imagine themselves in the book and play the role of the main character. This is a good book for kids 8-10 years of age because the book has mostly easy vocabulary and it's not that long. Trouble with magic would be perfect for kids to teach them to never give up. Barbara and Rick don't give up on finding the umbrella and finally do. The plot is original It was fun to read. The Trouble With Magic has strong details and very descriptive writing. This is one of the many books that Ruth Chew has written. So, do you want to know if Rick and Barbara find Harry's umbrella and make him happy again? Then read The Trouble With Magic By Ruth Chew.

Review written by Devanshi (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Trouble With Magic for this review.

Have you read The Trouble With Magic? How would you rate it?

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