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Publish Date: January 2008
Genre: Young Readers
Discovering Pig Magic
BY Julie Crabtree
Discovering Pig Magic follows the exploits of Mattie (or Miss M, or just M) and her friends Ariel and Nicki as they attempt to overcome the problems that plague their thirteen-year-old lives. After discovering a book of spells, the three girls perform a ritual that will grant each the object of her desire. But as the magic takes effect, their achievements are accompanied by unanticipated consequences and the girls must figure out how to break the spell before something very bad happens.
A story of three friends, magic, and too many pigs in contemporary California.
This heartwarming, funny novel captures the everyday worlds of Mattie, Ariel, and Nicki, giving the reader insight into the ambitions and fears of these adolescent characters.
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“[T]he value of friendship and honest emotions permeate this novel, as the characters discover who they are and how they can be there for their friends."—KLIATT
“Crabtree’s portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Discovering Pig Magic is about secrets and power and love and fear, and about defying other people’s expectations to become the person you want to grow up to be. Both comic and serious, this promising debut appeals to lovers of magic as its engaging trio of characters learns to sort faith from fake."—Julie Schumacher, author of The Book of One Hundred Truths and Black Box
"Discovering Pig Magic is a reflection on friendship, responsibility, and hope."—School Library Journal
"Be ready to be charmed by Julie Crabtree's Discovering Pig Magic, a delightful coming of age tale centered on the lives of three seventh-grade girls. Crabtree's style is refreshing to read. The modern lingo employed makes Mattie's world utterly believable. The girls in this book are independent, willful, and resourceful—an excellent literary choice to have on the curriculum."—Feminist Review