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Messy Miranda (Orca Echoes)

by Jeff Szpirglas

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Summary: This book is about a little girl named Miranda who has a desk that is really messy. Miranda goes to her uncles house and he is a magician. Miranda goes through her uncles stuff and finds his collection of magic hats and she thinks that they will hold all of her stuff out of her desk. At first her uncles hats were working but then things started to go terribly wrong.

Personal Reaction: I thought this book was really cute and reminded me of something that I would have done as a child. When I was a little girl my desk was always a mess.

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1. The teacher could have the children make top hats and have them try to clean their desk out into them and see how much trash they can fit the hat.

2. The teacher could also make it magic day at school and all of the students could dress up like magicians.
  kimberlywatts94 | Mar 23, 2016 |
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Miranda has one messy desk. It's full of books, pencils, science projects and... other stuff. Too much stuff, says her teacher, Ms. Basil. On a family visit to her Uncle Aldo's one night, Miranda wonders if some of his magician's tools might offer a solution to her messy-desk problem. Sneaking off to the magic room, Miranda finds Uncle Aldo's impressive collection of top hats. Miranda knows that magic top hats can hold lots of things--why not the mess from her desk? At first, the hat seems to do the trick, but soon things start to go horribly wrong. As Uncle Aldo says, you have to be careful with magic.… (more)

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