A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book

A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they're in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. How do you keep a witch out of trouble? A witch is coming to stay with Laura and Sally. But taking care of her won't be easy—this one is more than a little strange! She's a very picky eater (only bones and eggshells will do). She makes BIG messes. And after a spell gone wrong, she is stuck living upside down! Can the kids keep this little witch out of mischief and keep her a secret from Mom and Dad?
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The Witch at the Window

The Witch at the Window

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. Why did a witch appear at Nick's window? Could it have something to do with a mysterious tree in Prospect Park? Ever since Nick and Marjorie discovered it, strange things have been happening. First, they find an odd spoon with no owner. Then a spooky bird follows them home--and talks to them! It must be the witch's magic! But where has she vanished to? And what is she looking for?
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The Would-Be Witch

The Would-Be Witch

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. A little bit of magic can mean big adventure! Andy and Robin are stuck doing chores with an old bottle of silver polish. But when they use it, incredible things happen. The salt and pepper shakers don't get shiny--they turn into birds! The dustpan doesn't clean--it starts flying! And when Andy and Robin tuck the birds' feathers behind their ears, they shrink until they're small enough to fly the dustpan out into the night. Where will their magical ride take them?
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Witch's Broom

Witch's Broom

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

What if you could fly--just like a witch? One day, Amy's mom finds a broom in her backyard and decides to keep it. But when Mom goes out on errands, Amy and her friend Jean discover that the broom can move--and fly. Now they can go anywhere, even on a nighttime flight around the neighborhood! What adventures will they go on next? And will they ever meet the witch who left her broom behind? For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
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Three Wishing Tales

Three Wishing Tales

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

For decades, Ruth Chew's chapter books about matter-of-fact magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation of fantasy fans can discover the magic in these Stepping Stones books.What should be in a book about magic? Pirates? Merlin? Becoming tiny? Time travel? A giant? How about all of the above? In The Wishing Tree, The Magic Coin, and The Magic Cave, magical adventures lie around every corner. From a coin that becomes a boat and a backyard pool that becomes an ocean, to a cave that leads to another land, it's anchors away to fun!Ruth Chew has a remarkable way of turning the average day into a fantastic voyage. Here are three of her best tales that will capture the imagination of any reader who is willing to take a little risk.
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The Wednesday Witch

The Wednesday Witch

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

Read the adventure that started it all--Ruth Chew's very first story! A Wednesday Witch's magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday, Mary Jane hears a knock on her front door. A mysterious old lady with a skinny black cat has come to visit. It must be a witch! But what mischief is she up to? For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
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Three Adventure Tales

Three Adventure Tales

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

Discover friendship, magic, and wild wonders in this e-collection of Ruth Chew stories!Travel back in time with three special tales! In Last Chance for Magic, Max and Terry make new friends in the forest of the Lenni-lenape people. In Magic of the Black Mirror, Will and Amanda are swept away to a land full of new friends and dangerous adventures. In Summer Magic, Sarah and Timothy meet settlers of the New World, encounter wild bears, and escape a band of villainous pirates.For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
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Three Shrinking Tales

Three Shrinking Tales

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. This e-collection turns tiny magic into big surprises! In Do-It-Yourself Magic, a special "Build Anything" kit makes imagined settings come to life. In Earthstar Magic, a slow summer turns upside down when a clumsy witch's spells go awry. And in Mostly Magic, enchanted objects lead two siblings and a mysterious cat into a series of miniature adventures.
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Three Witch Tales

Three Witch Tales

Ruth Chew

Children's Books

"Ruth Chew's classic books perfectly capture the joy of everyday magic."--Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House seriesRuth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers.Did that cat just talk to me? Did that button just move? Is that flower petal flying? In Witch's Cat,The Witch's Buttons, and The Witch's Garden, children learn lots of things about magic . . . from traveling to the time of knights and ladies, to shrinking to the size of a blade of grass. Magic is fun, but it's also hard, and there always seem to be consequences. Ruth Chew's children loved stories about witches, and she figured that other children would love them too . . . and they do. Here are three of her best, each full of fanciful fun and magical mayhem.
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