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Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1)

by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, Lauren Myracle

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Epic, epic, epic! Love the book soooo much!!!🦄 ( )
  unicornsarereal | Jun 28, 2017 |
From a trio of popular authors, this series starter is great for readers not quite ready to tackle Harry Potter. In the very cute premise, Nory is a girl who comes from a family of magicians, yet her magic always comes out "wonky." For example, when she tries to turn into a kitten, she comes out as a "dritten" (half kitten, half dragon). Unfortunately, Nory's father is principal of the elite magic school that Nory would like to attend. When she doesn't pass the admittance test, Nory is sent to live with her aunt and go to a school that promotes "upside-down magic" for their more individual learners. Here is where Nory and her classmates learn that it's ok to be an individual. Third grade and up readers will love this series. ( )
  Marty_Heagney | Apr 17, 2017 |
This book was fun to read, but it did not have any big messages that really made me stop and think. I can say the characters were lovable and fun. ( )
  alaina.loescher | Jun 28, 2016 |
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  melcbooks | Mar 16, 2016 |
This is a cute MG book about a girl with quirky powers, in a world where success is only measured inside certain lines.

On one hand, I really like the message and I think it's a really great thing to teach kids that they can still be amazing even if they're not "smart" by the traditional measurements (math and reading and standardized tests). On the other hand, though, it feels like the message is being laid on really thick, and I honestly thought it was a little much.

It's definitely a cute story, though, and I think kids will love the idea. ( )
  Jaina_Rose | Mar 1, 2016 |
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Nory Horace was trying to turn herself into a kitten.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545800455, Hardcover)

From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.

It’s never easy when your magic goes wonky.
 
For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time—a dritten.
 
For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure.
 
For Andres, wonky magic means he’s always floating in the air, bouncing off the walls, or sitting on the ceiling.
 
For Bax, a bad moment of magic will turn him into a . . . actually, he’d rather not talk about that.
 
Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class. In their classroom, lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments. Because it’s always amazing, the trouble a little wonky magic can cause . . .

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