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The Big Green Book (1962)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689714025, Paperback)"An orphan boy who finds a big green book of magic in his guardians' attic . . . turns himself into a little old man, defeats his aunt and uncle at cards, and lets a rabbit chase the dog, before turning back into a child".--New York Times Book Review.
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A little boy finds a big green book in the attic and learns many handy magic spells that he uses with surprising results.