Just Add Magic
Just Add Magic

Just Add Magic

Written by Cindy Callaghan
Book #1 in the Just Add Magic Series
9 - 13
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Oct 12, 2010
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Take three friends. Add an old cookbook. Combine with cute boys and a pinch of magic…and see what kind of chaos ensues! When Kelly Quinn and her two BFFs discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out the attic, the girls decide to try a few of the mysterious and supposedly magical recipes that are inside. To their surprise, the Keep ‘Em Quiet Cobbler actually silences Kelly’s pesky little brother and the Hexberry Tart puts a curse on mean girl Charlotte. Is it possible that the recipes really are magic? Who wrote them and where did they come from? And most importantly of all, when boys get involved, what kind of trouble are the girls stirring up for themselves?

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    The Creative Behind the Book

      Cindy Callaghan

      Cindy Callaghan is the award-winning author of two ‘tween series: The mega-popular Just Add Magic and Just Add Magic 2: Potion Problems, the five Lost in books: London, Ireland, Paris, Rome, and Hollywood, and two stand-alones: the award-winning Sydney MacKenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead and Saltwater Secrets coming in 2019. Her books magically capture the ‘tween voice and experience. Few other writers today match Cindy’s prowess in this genre. Cindy’s first book, the much-loved Just Add Magic, is now a breakout Amazon Original live-action series in its third season. When asked what it is about her books that tweens love, she chuckles and says, “The funny! Without a doubt, it’s the funny situations, characters and dialogue. A few milkshakes and farts don’t hurt either.” Cindy holds an MA and MBA, and has over twenty years of business experience. The Delawarian (by way of Los Angeles (USC)) is a Jersey girl at heart. She lives in Wilmington, and escapes to her PA mountain retreat whenever time will allow.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 12, 2010
    Aladdin Paperbacks
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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