Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Trouble With Violet by Anne Mazer, ill. by Bill Brown

I recommend this book for: grades 2-5

This first book in the Sister Magic series introduces 8 year old Mabel, who is very organized, and her wild, messy little sister Violet. Mabel is always annoyed by her younger sibling, but strange things start happening that get under her skin even more. The last straw is a visit from their strange Uncle Vartan, who they discover has magic - and although Mabel yearns to have it too, Violet is the one who has inherited that particular talent.

This is a simple chapter book, probably too hard for some 2nd graders and not exciting enough for some 5th graders. The ending is rather abrupt, but it leads right into book #2.

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