Almost Magic (Paperback)

By Kathleen Bullock

Spencer Hill Middle Grade, 9781939392114, 168pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2015

List Price: 7.95*
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Ever since she turned twelve, Apple Bramblewood's life has been plagued by visits from weird creatures from the magical realms.

It seems she is a rare Attractor, a Wizard whose sole talent is solving the clamorous demands of very odd beings, usually in the most unorthodox, haphazard, and klutzy ways. Apple doesn't want to be an Attractor; her most passionate goal is to attend the ordinary high school with ordinary kids where her perfect older sister, Cornelia, is allowed to go. Her parents have no doubts about Cornelia's magical prowess, but Apple seems destined to be home-schooled forever if she can't pass the entrance exam and perfect at least one magical enchantment.

Almost Magic is Apple's first-person account of that magic summer between childhood and adolescence and, in Apple's case, one filled with the most amazing, hilarious, and often dangerous events.

About the Author

In addition to Almost Magic, Kathleen Bullock is the author of Far Corners and The End of Dominion. She is the author-illustrator of ten picture books for children, a winner of the ABA Before Columbus Award for Illustration, and a first place winner in the 2011 Surrey International Writing Contest. She works as a free-lance author/illustrator and lives with her boisterous, extended family in beautiful Southern Oregon.