Magic Lessons Book

Magic Lessons


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982108854

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Magic Lessons Excerpt :

In the 1600s, Maria was abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, who recognizes that Maria has a gift, she learns about the 'Unnamed Arts.' When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. She invokes a curse that will haunt her family for generations. And she learns the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life: Love is the only thing that matters.

The Rules of Magic Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Rules of Magic


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501137495

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The Rules of Magic Excerpt :

An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic. Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Alice Hoffman delivers “fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle” (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible…the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).

Green Heart Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Green Heart


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545392594

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Green Heart Excerpt :

A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story. As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons


  • Author : Tomie dePaola
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481477604

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Strega Nona s Magic Lessons Excerpt :

This delightful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic tale stars Strega Nona at her trickiest—and bumbling Big Anthony at his silliest! Bambolona is tired of working in her Papa’s bakery. There is far too much to do! So she decides to go to wise Strega Nona and learn a little magic, instead. But here comes Big Anthony. He wants to learn, too…if he doesn’t make a big mess of things first!

Big Magic Book
Score: 4
From 3,843 Ratings

Big Magic


  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698408319

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Big Magic Excerpt :

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Practical Magic Book
Score: 3.5
From 93 Ratings

Practical Magic


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-08-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440673757

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Practical Magic Excerpt :

*25th Anniversary Edition*—with an Introduction by the Author! The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic... “Splendid...Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is.”—Newsweek “[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible.”—Cosmopolitan

Magic or Madness Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Magic or Madness


  • Author : Justine Larbalestier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-03-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101525593

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Magic or Madness Excerpt :

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 0152817859

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Strega Nona s Magic Lessons Excerpt :

Big Anthony disguises himself as a girl in order to take magic lessons from Strega Nona.

Magic Lessons Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Magic Lessons


  • Author : Justine Larbalestier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 1595141243

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Magic Lessons Excerpt :

In the second volume of Larbalestier's Magic trilogy, Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth: she must make the choice to use the magic that lives in her blood and die young or refuse to use the magic and lose her mind.

Magic Lessons Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Magic Lessons


  • Author : Justine Larbalestier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101217726

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Magic Lessons Excerpt :

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Sometimes the Magic Works Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Sometimes the Magic Works


  • Author : Terry Brooks
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345465511

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Sometimes the Magic Works Excerpt :

“Terry Brooks is adamant about dedicating oneself to the craft, while showing awe and humility for the creative process. . . . Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks’s self-portrait of the artist. “If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical,” says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction’s preeminent magicians. Praise for Sometimes the Magic Works “A marvelously pragmatic initiation to the art of writing.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina “[A] succinct and warmhearted autobiographical meditation on the writing life.”—Publishers Weekly “A wise, warm-hearted book—part autobiography, part how-to-do-it manual, with some amazingly candid behind-the-scenes material . . . Fantasy fans, novice writers, and even veteran pros will learn plenty from it.”—Robert Silverberg, award-winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles

Magic Lessons  Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a  Single  Gay  Transracially Adoptive  Dad Book

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad


  • Author : Joseph Sadusky
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-07-18
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483493282

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Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad Excerpt :

Every family has a story-but very few have a story like Joseph Sadusky and his sons, Daveon and Mark. In Magic Lessons, Joe shares a look back as he, a single gay man, decided to build his family through transracial adoption. In a lighthearted collection of stories and lessons learned, Joe humorously but honestly describes the process as he set out to adopt two older children, and what happened after they came together under one roof and became "us." Along the way, Joe details how often he was, in his own words, "amazed, aggravated, mind-blown, jaw-dropped, befuddled, exasperated, and awed-both in good ways and bad, both by my kids and by the many players who have had a part in our family story overall." Among these players are members of the majority-racial, cultural, and otherwise-who taught Joe many bewildering, if not outright painful, lessons about being "other." To complete the picture, Joe reflects on his own mistakes made as he has ventured through the land of alt-parenthood.

The Book of Magic Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Book of Magic


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982189464

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The Book of Magic Excerpt :

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

Magic Lessons  Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A  Single  Gay  Transracially Adoptive  Dad Book

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad


  • Author : Joseph Sadusky
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-07-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483493275

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Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad Excerpt :

Every family has a story—but very few have a story like Joseph Sadusky and his sons, Daveon and Mark. In Magic Lessons, Joe shares a look back as he, a single gay man, decided to build his family through transracial adoption. In a lighthearted collection of stories and lessons learned, Joe humorously but honestly describes the process as he set out to adopt two older children, and what happened after they came together under one roof and became “us.” Along the way, Joe details how often he was, in his own words, “amazed, aggravated, mind-blown, jaw-dropped, befuddled, exasperated, and awed—both in good ways and bad, both by my kids and by the many players who have had a part in our family story overall.” Among these players are members of the majority—racial, cultural, and otherwise—who taught Joe many bewildering, if not outright painful, lessons about being “other.” To complete the picture, Joe reflects on his own mistakes made as he has ventured through the land of alt-parenthood.

Real Life  Real Love Book

Real Life Real Love


  • Author : DJ Envy
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647002190

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Real Life Real Love Excerpt :

USA Today National Bestseller Publisher's Weekly National Bestseller Advice on how to have healthy, dynamic relationships from Raashaun (DJ Envy) and Gia Casey, revealing their secrets to navigating marriage, family, and faith Gia and Raashaun Casey met when they were two teenagers attending the same high school in Queens. They have been together for an astounding 27 years and married for 20. They have remained together through Raashaun's growing celebrity, a devastating (and very public) cheating scandal, and the births of six children. Now, more than a quarter of a century into their relationship, they are stronger and more committed to each other than they’ve ever been, and their fans are clamoring to know how they did it. In Real Life, Real Love, Gia and Raashaun explore the entire chronology of their love story with remarkable vulnerability, searing honesty, and a lot of humor. It’s a riveting narrative about how to grow together, an aspirational guidebook for people who seek the same unconditional love in their relationships, and an in-depth look at how to remain equals after being thrust into the public eye.