The Trouble With Magic
A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Trouble with Magic
The Trouble With Magic
Ruth Chew
For decades, Ruth Chew's chapter books about matter-of-fact magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation of fantasy fans can discover the magic in these Stepping Stones books. How do you hide a wizard in the attic?When Barbara and Rick Benton find a wizard named Harrison Peabody in an old bottle, they quickly discover that magic isn't as simple as it looks. But even tricky magic is better than no magic, and soon the Bentons fly around Prospect Park with a large black umbrella and befriend a sea serpent in the lake. How can they keep Harrison a secret, though, when he's living in their attic?

Book Details


  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
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In The Trouble with Magic, two siblings, Barbara and Rick, set out on an unintended escapade while their parents are away on a business trip. A bad smell of cooking cabbage entices them to leave and find a remedy for the odor in the house.  A sale on a single bottle at the General Store begins their adventure.  While on their journey they learn lessons in magic as well as life, all while meeting a wizard and his dear friend, the sea serpent.

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