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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book

Secondhand Magic

Ruth Chew


List Price: 5.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/23/2014)
Paperback (1/28/2014)
Paperback (9/13/2016)
Paperback (9/23/2014)


Let magic take you up, up, and away!
After Paul and Caroline fix a broken kite, it’s full of magic! The kite can fly on its own—and even better, it wants to take them on a ride. Now the two kids must hold on tight. . . . Their adventure is about to begin!
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.
“Ruth Chew’s classic books capture the joy of everyday magic.” —Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780449815823, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

About the Author

RUTH CHEW was born in Minneapolis and studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Working as a fashion artist, she started writing stories about witches for the youngest of her five children. The first of these, The Wednesday Witch, was a big hit, and her new career was born. Ruth Chew went on to write twenty-nine tales of magic and fantasy that have enchanted generations of readers. You can learn more about the author at