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Magic By the Book

(2005)
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Neither Anne nor Emily remembered choosing the book at the library, but when as they read it, the boundary between their world and the one described in the book disappears. Suddenly they are in Sherwood Forest, where they join Robin Hood's band. The further adventures that await Anne, Emily, and their brother, Will, are the kind they had always dreamed about. They had yearned for magic as strong as the spell cast by the stories they loved best. But then an uninvited guest turns up at their parents' garden party. The sinister man snatches the book with the intention of using its powers for evil, and the siblings find themselves engaged in a battle to regain possession of the book.

Richly detailed black-and-white drawings enliven this intriguing literary fantasy, which pays homage to some of the heroes of the author's childhood, among them E. Nesbit, Edward Eager, and Leo Tolstoy.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Magic by the Book
Author(s): Nina Bernstein
ISBN: 0-7862-8382-3 / 978-0-7862-8382-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Magic by the Book
Author(s): Nina Bernstein
ISBN: 0-374-34718-2 / 978-0-374-34718-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA