Jess's Story

by Christine Heppermann, Ron Koertge

On Sale: 05/30/2017

Jess's Story

by Christine Heppermann, Ron Koertge

illustrated by Deborah Marcero

On Sale: 05/30/2017

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About the Book

The second book of the Backyard Witch series by acclaimed authors Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, starring Ms. M, the mysterious witch who appears just when you need her. Booklist called Jess’s Story a “humorous, bewitching tale.” A must-have for newly independent readers and fans of Ivy + Bean, Clementine, and the Food Network!

Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court. Soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis—you name it, she loves it. But she’s a disaster in the kitchen, much to the dismay of her mother, who is a chef. When Jess’s mom gets a chance to work in a famous kitchen for a week, Jess and her friends, Sadie and Maya, try to help out by making dinner. And . . . let’s just say the attempt goes up in flames. Enter Ms. M, the mysterious witch who appears right when you need her! Ms. M is a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. Ms. M doesn’t save the day herself; she helps everyone save it themselves.

Acclaimed authors Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge have a knack for sly, gentle humor; satisfying challenges and triumphs; and magical dazzle. Short chapters filled with illustrator Deborah Marcero’s striking, lively black-and-white illustrations make the Backyard Witch series a must-have for young middle grade readers. Includes a recipe and information about cooking and gardening.

Critical Praise

“Many preteens can identify with Jess’ thorny relationship with her mom; no matter how hard she tries, she can’t seem to make her mom happy. …Delightful illustrations and enduring underlying themes make this a fun, quick read.” — Kirkus Reviews

“In this second installment of the Backyard Witch series, the antics of Ms. M make for a humorous, bewitching tale perfect for newly independent or struggling elementary readers. Marcero’s grayscale illustrations…add another layer of humor to the story.” — Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062338426
  • ISBN 10: 0062338420
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 05/30/2017
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price:7.25 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

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