Waiting for the Magic

By MACLACHLAN, Patricia

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ISBN
978-1-41692-745-7
Publisher
S & S Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2011  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–5—Realism blends seamlessly with fantasy as a boy struggles to trust that his fractured family can become whole once more. When Papa walks out yet again, Mama decides they need a dog and takes fifth-grader William and his four-year-old sister, Elinor, to the animal shelter where they choose not one but four dogs: Bryn, Bitty, Neo, and Grace, and one cat, Lula. The animals fill some of the empty space left by Papa's absence, and first Elinor and then William realize they can hear the dogs talking to one another. But when M...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

William's father leaves; his mother is about to have a baby; and his little sister Elinor is talking with the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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