Product Details
List Price:
$7.99
Ages:
8 to 12
Grades:
3 to 7
Pages:
192
Published:
11/2018
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-68437-149-5
Lexile Level:
570L

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About the Book

Overview

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 emotionally resonant middle-grade novel by debut author Amanda Rawson Hill. 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—will change Kate and her family forever. This beautifully written coming-of-age story is about the power of kindness and the ties that bind families especially during hard times.

Reviews

"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  

Meet the Author

Amanda Rawson Hill

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.

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