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This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun book with an important message!