Waiting for the Magic
by Patricia MacLachlan
illustrations by Amy June Bates
Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
on sale 9/13/11
What an incredible book. A heartwarming story about a family coming together. Papa Joe leaves his wife and two children to 'find himself' and write. Waiting for the Magic.
Mom takes the children and adopts 4 dogs and a cat. They become a family.
Joe learns that the magic is at home with his now expanding family.
A very poignant story. I loved the characters. Found myself laughing out loud at the animals and at young Elinor. The ending was as I expected, but nonetheless, brought warmth and heartfelt smiles.
I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great warm hearted story.