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The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner
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Category: Adventures
Edition Date: 08/14/2014
Time left: 2147478853d 1h 46m 36s
ISBN: 0803739184
Quantity: 1
Shipping by: Free
Decription: This is an utterly hilarious, utterly charming book, full of just the kinds of zany jokes and clever twists that will make it an immediate favorite among kids (and humor-loving adults!) The key ingredient here, I think, is a touch of absurdism, which Magaziner works into her story masterfully. The comparisons with Roald Dahl are absolutely apt.

The main character, Rupert, forms a solid center for a tale populated with fantastically wacky supporting characters--my favorites being Mrs. Frabbleknacker, Rupert's gleefully sadistic fifth-grade teacher, and bunny-phobic Witchling Two, who needs Rupert's help practicing for her upcoming magic exam (though she could teach Severus Snape a thing or two about how to make a perfect-tasting Egg Salad Potion). 

I can think of so many kids who will eat this book up when it's published in August. I can't wait to share it with them!
About author: *"Fifth-grader Rupert Campbell lives in a world that combines Roald Dahl’s Witches and Louis Sachar’s Wayside School....readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash." - Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

"Magaziner’s debut has echoes of Dahl’s Matilda...The same goofy charm that Magaziner brings t
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