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Summary

From New York Times best-selling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.

Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.

This offbeat new series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.

©2015 Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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  • T. R. Humperdink
  • 15-06-17

11 - year old reviewer

What did you love best about Upside-Down Magic #1?

I love best how Nory learned to understand her magic, even though it was different than other kids magic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is Nory's aunt, because she is so nice and tries so hard to be the best aunt in the world.

Have you listened to any of Rebecca Soler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to two other of Rebecca Soler's performances and they are all really good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A girl must confront bullies at school while living with her aunt because her magic is different than others.

Any additional comments?

I feel that the moral of this book is everyone has magic but some peoples magic is different then others and that's okay. Things can change and you make friends and you shouldn't mind what bullies say.

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  • J. DeShazer
  • 03-01-17

Enjoyed by the whole family!

My hubby, 5 year old daughter, 7 year old son, and I enjoyed this book on a recent road trip. We are having a harder time finding series 1-3 hours long that we can all enjoy (we have done all the A-Z mysteries, Magic Tree House series). We really enjoyed the characters, the expressive reading, and we all were laughing multiple times throughout. We are excited to continue with the series!

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  • Reviewer
  • 10-02-16

Can't wait for next book

My kids and I couldn't stop listening to this book. The storyline is compelling and the characters are nuanced yet approachable to even a 3rd and 2nd grader. We all reacted strongly to it emotionally - feeling angry when the characters were hurt and joy when they had their triumphs.

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  • Debbi G.
  • 31-12-15

This was a fun book

fun to read and listen too
kept my interest I wanted to hear more
good narrator for this story

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  • Becker
  • 19-02-18

This book is a very good book full of mystery and magic; I suggest it.

This is a great book is very good for people who like the fiction genres.📌

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-17

Magic

This book was so amazing.It takes me to a magical world.I can't wait for the next book.😜

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  • Wanda Woodrum
  • 22-10-16

delightful

narrator excellent. intriguing. fun for all ages but perfect for teens. stresses acceptance of differences in gifts and qualities.

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  • candace
  • 23-09-16

Love it

Upside down magic is a book that is fun like a bitten half kitten half beaver you will have lots of emotions sadness happiness.

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  • Heather M. Prouty
  • 13-04-18

Great family audiobook!

This was the first audiobook that I listened to with my 7 year old daughter and 6 year old son - we all loved it! Car rides were amazing! They would both beg "Let's listen to the book!" any time that we got in the car. We have since listened to the remaining three books in the series as well.

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  • Elleni Zelko
  • 13-04-18

Delightful Story

What made the experience of listening to Upside-Down Magic #1 the most enjoyable?

We listened to this story on a road trip with my 6 and 8 year old. We were all in the car laughing together at the book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

We loved how Nori went from feeling insecure and ashamed of her special magic to realizing how special her magic was.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene with the skunkephant was so funny!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

We laughed a lot!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend for elementary age kids and not to young that parents can't enjoy it too! We will be getting the next book in the series.