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The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel

Written & illustrated by Natasha Lowe
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Aug 30, 2016
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Penderwicks meets Edward Eager in this charming coming of age tale about a young witch found in a flowerpot who’s on a journey to discover her roots.

The morning Nora Ratcliff finds a baby in the flowerpot on her front steps her life changes forever. She had always wanted a child, but after her husband passed away, Nora never thought she would have one, but her flowerpot child was a miracle and she decided to name her Mabel. As Mabel grew up, she showed a distinct talent for magic.

When Mabel is accepted to the prestigious witch school, Ruthersfield Academy, she excels at the magic curriculum but is constantly in trouble for experimenting and inventing her own potions. One day she is asked to write a paper on her magical roots and discovers the truth about her birth after a mean classmate blurts out what everyone seems to know except Mabel. Mabel is shocked but the revelation does explain a lot. In rebellion, Mabel changes her name to Magnolia and tries to understand why she was left in the flowerpot and who her birth family might be.

Will Mabel find the answers she’s looking for—or will she discover that families are people who love each other and look after each other and that’s most important of all.

What Kind of Book is The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Magic: Mabel learns she's a witch and gains magic powers that allow her to make potions and cast spells. She attends a school for witches.
Abuse: Some teachers at Mabel’s magic school hit knuckles with their wands as punishment for breaking the rules.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

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Who Wrote The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel

author & illustrator
Natasha Lowe

Natasha Lowe knew as a child that she wanted to be either a writer, an adventurer, or to open a fancy teashop. So she did a little bit of everything, traveling from her native London to America where she ran The Tea House bed and breakfast and wowed guests with her grandmother’s shortbread recipe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. She is the author of the Poppy Pendle series and <i>Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle</i>.

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Where did Nora find baby Mabel?
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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481465335
Publication Date:
August 30, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2015048393
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481465333
Lexile® Level:
870L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
8.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
184504
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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