Hand-Me-Down Magic #3: Perfect Patchwork Purse

by Corey Ann Haydu

On Sale: 05/04/2021

Hand-Me-Down Magic #3: Perfect Patchwork Purse

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Hand-Me-Down Magic #3: Perfect Patchwork Purse

by Corey Ann Haydu

illustrated by Luisa Uribe

On Sale: 05/04/2021

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About the Book

Family magic saves the day for best-friend-cousins Del and Alma in the third Hand-Me-Down Magic book! With adorable illustrations and short, easy-to-read chapters, this series is perfect for fans of Ivy & Bean and Dory Fantasmagory.

Alma knew it the first time she saw it: The patchwork purse in the window of the Curious Cousins Secondhand Shoppe was magical. Special. Perfect. But when her friend Cassie spots the purse and buys it, what could Alma do but agree that the purse really did look just right on Cassie?

Del decides it’s up to her to bring some homespun magic back into Alma’s life, and she’s got just the plan to do it. After all, she is the EXPERT on magic!

All she needs is some glitter and lots and lots of glue . . . because she knows magic can always come from the most unexpected places, but most importantly, that best-friend-cousins never let each other down.

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Critical Praise

Praise for Hand-Me-Down Magic #1: “Haydu, author of OCD Love Story and other compelling works, offers a pleasing setup in this first volume of a new series. Reading is swift and accessible, broken up by copious cheerful illustrations, and youngsters will long to share in the cousins’ idyllic family life while understanding the pitfalls of propinquity.”  - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"A nuanced look at the girls’ friendship, emotions, and motivations. A transitional chapter book with unusual depth, good pacing, and a loving, supportive Latinx family. Libraries should find space on their shelves for this new series."
- Booklist

"This series debut is a sweet tale about friendship, family, and being the new kid on the block... The line-drawing illustrations throughout give a glimpse of the street where the girls live... Put this book in the hands of kids who enjoy series like Annie Barrows’s “Ivy and Bean” or  Megan McDonald’s “Judy Moody.”" - School Library Journal

Praise for Eventown: “A wonderful and inventive story about being a kid in an imperfect world—beautiful, mysterious, and deeply satisfying.” - Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger

“At once enchanting, heart-rending, and bittersweet.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An emotionally complex and wonderfully told story.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] thought-provoking novel... [A] memorable and brave heroine.”
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for The Someday Suitcase:
“Quietly superb prose...Haydu doesn’t romanticize illness, but she provides comfort through art, science, magic, love, and a purple suitcase.”
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Poignant and powerful. A heartbreaking story about the healing power of friendship amid human fragility." - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“In this moving, exquisitely written story, Corey Ann Haydu explores the thin line between science and magic within an intense bond of friendship.” - Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Praise for Rules for Stealing Stars:
“A well-crafted blend of realism and fantasy.”

- School Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] lyrical story of love and loss. The way the sisters fight and love in equal measure, as well as their basic need for one another, rings poignantly true in this touching and heartwarming story, which contains a ‘tiny bit of magic, right here in the real world.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062878298
  • ISBN 10: 0062878298
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 05/04/2021
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

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