The Three Rules of Everyday Magic (Hardcover)

By Amanda Rawson Hill

Boyds Mills Press, 9781629799407, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

Magic doesn't work the way you think it will, but it's what Kate needs as she confronts friendship trouble, her parents' divorce, and Grammy's dementia in this lyrical middle-grade coming-of-age novel for fans of Half a Chance and The Same Stuff as Stars.

Kate has trouble believing in magic, especially since the people she loves keep leaving her. But when Grammy tells her the three rules of everyday magic--believe, give, and trust--Kate can't resist believing, at least a little. Following Grammy's advice, she tries to bring her father, her best friend, and even Grammy herself back to her. Nothing turns out as Kate expects, yet the magic of giving--of trusting that if you love and give, good things will happen, even if you don't see them happen--will change Kate and her family forever.


About the Author

Amanda Rawson Hill grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming with a library right out her back gate. She moved to Provo, Utah, to earn her bachelor's degree in chemistry at Brigham Young University. Today she resides in Atwater, California with her husband and three children. She loves to knit, homeschool, make music, and volunteer in the community. The Three Rules of Everyday Magic is her first novel.


Praise For The Three Rules of Everyday Magic

“Narrated in Kate's quiet first-person voice, the book is the book is divided into three parts, one for each rule… (r)eading cultivates empathy. This should do the trick.” - Kirkus Reviews

“While familiar unions are falling apart, other surprising connections are blossoming. As Kate struggles to untangle the truth and find her power, she discovers new friendships and the enduring love of her family. The theme of loss is heartrending, the story line fast-paced and compelling. A fine addition to middle grade collections in need of character-driven family stories.”- School Library Journal

“Using the three rules of everyday magic—believe, give, and trust—…Kate tries to fix the broken people and relationships in her life. Credibly flawed and feisty, (she) cycles through embarrassment, hope, determination, anger, and even some mild depression as she comes to terms with what is and isn’t within her control…Without being overoptimistic, this shows the magic of belief and trust when combined with action.” - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books