From New York Times bestselling author of the Ivy and Bean series and blockbuster The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society comes a sweet and charming time travel story.
Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them-older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite.
Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family. A highly satisfying classic-in-the-making full of spine-tingling moments, both books in the delightful time-travelling Molly and Miri series is perfect for the whole family.
Don't miss the sequel:
Magic in the Mix
Awards for The Magic Half
The Virginia Readers’ Choice Award list (2010-2011)
Missouri Mark Twain Reader Award nominee (2010-2011)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee
2011 Rhode Island Children's Book Award
2011 Massachusetts Children's Book Award
2011 Washington State Sasquatch Reading Award
Masterlist: 2011-2012 Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award (grades 3-5)
About the Author
Annie Barrows was an editor at Chronicle Books before becoming a full time writer. She has written several adult titles including the New York Times bestseller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as well as the highly acclaimed children's series Ivy and Bean, The Magic Half and its sequel, Magic in the Mix. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
“Barrows conjures up a delightful tale brimming with mystery, magic, and adventure that will surely enchant readers everywhere.” —School Library Journal
“The heroine's adaptability and independent thinking endow her with the appeal of a Ramona Quimby or a Clementine.” —Publishers Weekly
“Barrows once again presents utterly real kids . . . this is pleasing fare that adds a bit of history and a tad of mystery into the mix.” —Booklist