The Magic Half

The Magic Half

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Miri has a few problems: - She's the middle child, stuck between two sets of twins. - She's been sent to her room for smacking one of her brothers over the head with a shovel. - Her room has the ugliest wallpaper in the world. But when Miri sees a little piece of glass taped to her bedroom wall and decides to take a peek through it, she finds she has a much bigger problem to deal with . . . Suddenly, she's not in her bedroom anymore. Instead, she's face to face with Molly, a girl who insists that the room is hers, that the year is 1935, and that Miri has come to save her. Undaunted by the barest of clues, the meanest of cousins and the mystery of time itself, Miri and Molly find that magic is really just a way of setting things more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 149g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552574457
  • 9780552574457
  • 1,485,623

Review quote

"Young readers will enjoy this magical story with its well-drawn characters and happy ending" * The Scotsman * "There's lots of intriguing developments in this gripping adventure story with some heart stopping moments" * Primary Times * "Full of mystery and suspense" * Bournemouth Echo *show more

About Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows is the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, an international bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time. In her latest novel, The Truth According to Us, she once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters, troubled by a long-held mystery. Annie Barrows lives in California. Find out more at www.anniebarrows.comshow more

Back cover copy

The room seemed to bend and collapse in the middle, as though the centre of the house were being sucked into a whirlpool. Miri has always wished that magic was real. The middle child between two sets of twins, she's the odd one out, the extra but not the special. Then the impossible happens, and she finds herself in 1935, face to face with a girl called Molly who insists that Miri has come to save her. When you're chosen by magic, you can't let it more

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"There's lots of intriguing developments in this gripping adventure story with some heart stopping moments"show more

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3,224 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 36% (1,150)
4 32% (1,039)
3 24% (775)
2 7% (215)
1 1% (45)
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