Into the Magic Shop Book
Score: 4
From 114 Ratings

Into the Magic Shop


  • Author : James R. Doty, MD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698404021

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Into the Magic Shop Excerpt :

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth’s practices to work with extraordinary results—power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth’s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results—until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

Into the Magic Shop Book
Score: 4
From 114 Ratings

Into the Magic Shop


  • Author : James R. Doty, MD
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594632983

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Into the Magic Shop Excerpt :

The author relates how a chance encounter in a magic shop with a woman who taught him exercises to ease his sufferings and manifest his greatest desires gave him a glimpse of the relationship between the brain and the heart, and drove him to explore the neuroscience of compassion and altruism.

Into the Magic Shop Book

Into the Magic Shop


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945251030

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Into the Magic Shop Excerpt :

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty | Summary & Analysis Preview: In his memoir Into the Magic Shop Dr. James R. Doty describes how simple meditative techniques have had a profound effect on both his personal and professional paths. His account traces his evolution from troubled child to struggling student to distinguished neurosurgeon, including his tenure as the CEO of a billion-dollar company. From the vantage of his current role as the founding director of a compassion-research center at Stanford University, he reflects on the ups and downs of his life so far. He begins with a detailed account of one summer that changed his life. In 1968, up-and-coming eighth-grader James Doty went by “Bob” and lived with his impoverished family in Lancaster, California, a small town about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. Bob was a caretaker, not just for himself, but also for his mother, who was depressed; his father, who was a violent alcoholic, and his brother, who was frequently bullied by other kids… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Into the Magic Shop: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Jeremy Thatcher  Dragon Hatcher Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher


  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0152046143

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Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher Excerpt :

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

The magic shop Book

The magic shop


  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:SMP2300000064100

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The magic shop Excerpt :

Out for a walk in London one day, Gip and his father happen upon a magic shop. At Gip's urging, the two go in — and things grow more and more curious by the minute. Counters, store fixtures, and mirrors seem to move around the room, and the shopkeeper is most mysterious of all. Gip is thrilled by all he sees, and his father is at first amused, but when things become stranger and sinister father is no longer sure where reality ends and illusion begins. Famous works of the author Herbert Wells: "The Time Machine", "The War of the Worlds", "The War in the Air", "The Island of Dr. Moreau", "The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells", "The Invisible Man", "When the Sleeper Wakes", "The First Men in the Moon", "The Food of the Gods", "The Magic Shop".

Jennifer Murdley s Toad Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Jennifer Murdley s Toad


  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547540962

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Jennifer Murdley s Toad Excerpt :

In this magical fantasy adventure by the award-winning author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, a talking toad takes a girl on a wild ride. Jennifer Murdley has always wanted to be pretty. That’s why she’s so surprised to leave Mr. Elives’s magic shop with a particularly ugly toad. As her worst enemy says, “A toad for a toad.” But this toad can talk. And what it has to say sets Jennifer off on a journey that leads her into the company of the Immortal Vermin and straight to the Beauty Parlor of Doom . . . where she comes face-to-face with her deepest fears and dreams. Jennifer Murdley would give anything to be beautiful. But sometimes anything is too high a price to pay. “Endlessly funny . . . . A roller-coaster ride of a story, full of humor and even wisdom.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fast-moving with slapstick humor . . . . Recommended.” —Horn Book

The Vanishing Coin Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Vanishing Coin


  • Author : Kate Egan
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250058874

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The Vanishing Coin Excerpt :

Want to see something cool? I can make that quarter vanish. All it takes is a little magic... Fourth grade was supposed to be a fresh start, but Mike's already back in the principal's office. He's not a bad kid. He just can't sit still. And now, his parents won't let him play soccer anymore; instead he has to hang out with his new neighbor Nora, who is good at everything! Then, Mike and Nora discover the White Rabbit. It's an odd shop—with a special secret inside. Its owner, Mr. Zerlin, is a magician, and, amazingly, he believes Mike could be a magician, too. Has Mike finally found something he's good at? Author Kate Egan and Magician Mike Lane's The Vanishing Coin features illustrations by Eric Wight.

Map of the Soul     Persona Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Map of the Soul Persona


  • Author : Murray Stein
  • Publisher : Chiron Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630517205

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Map of the Soul Persona Excerpt :

There is a lot of interest in today’s culture about the idea of Persona and the psychological mapping of one’s inner world. In fact, the interest is so strong that the superstar Korean Pop band, BTS, has taken Dr. Murray Stein’s concepts and woven them into the title and lyrics of their latest album, Map of the Soul:Persona. What is our persona and how does it affect our life’s journey? What masks do we wear as we engage those around us? Our persona is ultimately how we relate to the world. Combined with our ego, shadow, anima and other intra-psychic elements it creates an internal map of the soul. T.S. Eliot, one of the most famous English poets of the 20th Century, wrote that every cat has three names: the name that everybody knows, the name that only the cat’s intimate friends and family know, and the name that only the cat knows. As humans, we also have three names: the name that everybody knows, which is the public persona; the name of that only your close friends and family know, which is your private persona; and the name that only you know, which refers to your deepest self. Many people know the first name, and some people know the second. Do you know your secret name, your individual, singular, unique name? This is a name that was given to you before you were named by your family and by your society. This name is the one that you should never lose or forget. Do you know it?

The Tale of a Niggun Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Tale of a Niggun


  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805243635

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The Tale of a Niggun Excerpt :

Elie Wiesel’s heartbreaking narrative poem about history, immortality, and the power of song, accompanied by magnificent full-color illustrations by award-winning artist Mark Podwal. Based on an actual event that occurred during World War II. It is the evening before the holiday of Purim, and the Nazis have given the ghetto’s leaders twenty-four hours to turn over ten Jews to be hanged to “avenge” the deaths of the ten sons of Haman, the villain of the Purim story, which celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over potential genocide some 2,400 years ago. If the leaders refuse, the entire ghetto will be liquidated. Terrified, they go to the ghetto’s rabbi for advice; he tells them to return the next morning. Over the course of the night the rabbi calls up the spirits of legendary rabbis from centuries past for advice on what to do, but no one can give him a satisfactory answer. The eighteenth-century mystic and founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov, tries to intercede with God by singing a niggun—a wordless, joyful melody with the power to break the chains of evil. The next evening, when no volunteers step forward, the ghetto’s residents are informed that in an hour they will all be killed. As the minutes tick by, the ghetto’s rabbi teaches his assembled community the song that the Baal Shem Tov had sung the night before. And then the voices of these men, women, and children soar to the heavens. How can the heavens not hear?

The Skull Of Truth Book

The Skull Of Truth


  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547545004

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The Skull Of Truth Excerpt :

Mr. Elives’s magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker’s Swamp. And Tucker’s Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can’t seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives’s magic shop, his eyes light upon The Skull. Charlie steals The Skull and it puts him under some sort of spell-he can only tell the truth. Trouble is, now no one believes him. . . .

The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop Book

The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop


  • Author : Abigail Drake
  • Publisher : Abigail Drake
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop Excerpt :

When chemist Grace O’Leary finds a book of magic spells hidden in her Aunt Lucy’s run-down magic shop, the scientist in her itches to try them out. She mixes up a batch of love potions as a joke, and has to face the consequences when they actually seem to work. Her dream of becoming a professor is in peril, and time is running out to finish research for her dissertation. She can't handle any more distractions, but the magic shop is on the verge of closing, her aunt has become forgetful and confused, and a handsome reporter named Dario Fontana keeps sniffing around for a story. The last thing she needs is for him to find out about the love potions and expose her as fraud, but she begins to trust him, and the sizzling chemistry between them is soon too powerful to deny. With her personal and professional life in chaos, and her budding relationship with Dario in jeopardy, Grace is faced with a difficult choice. Fixing what is broken means going against every logical bone in her body. Can Grace learn to silence her scientific brain long enough to accept the truth about magic…and also about herself?

The Monster s Ring Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Monster s Ring


  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689856921

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The Monster s Ring Excerpt :

A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.

Juliet Dove  Queen of Love Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Juliet Dove Queen of Love


  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547541068

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Juliet Dove Queen of Love Excerpt :

A magical fantasy adventure about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of My Teacher Is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles. Juliet Dove is a girl who doesn't like to be noticed. But though she may be shy, she has a wickedly sharp wit. Whenever someone does take notice of her, she tears into the person with a savagery that’s earned her the nickname “Killer.” Juliet ends up leaving Mr. Elives’s magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet—that is, a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn’t know what she’s got, but the boys in her class do—they start to notice her . . . Soon every boy in town is swooning for her. Yet, much as she’d like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can’t: The amulet won't come off! “Although humorous, the story has surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love.” —School Library Journal “A rare book . . . . Funny [and] absorbing.” —Miami Herald

The Magic Hat Shop Book

The Magic Hat Shop


  • Author : Sonja Wimmer
  • Publisher : Cuento de Luz
  • Release Date : 2016-10-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9788416147243

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The Magic Hat Shop Excerpt :

A delightful tale about magic hats and bonnets, but above all about the importance about being yourself and the hidden treasures we carry within us. Guided Reading Level: O, Lexile Level: 950L

Magic Shop Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Magic Shop


  • Author : Keith West
  • Publisher : Badger Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784649302

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Magic Shop Excerpt :

The Runway series contains 12 books, each including 2-3 manageable stories on varying topics. The stories have very low word counts and a reading age of just 6-7, so are perfect for reluctant or struggling readers between 9 and 13 with a short attention span. The stories are set in varying environments, from schools and museums to streets, forests, haunted houses and space ships, and feature a wide range of people from different cultural backgrounds. Each story is illustrated, with a vocabulary page and questions at the back to further encourage engagement and understanding.