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Spells & Sleeping Bags (Magic in Manhattan


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SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of the Magic in Manhattan and Whatever After series, as well as Don't Even Think About It, Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have), Milkrun, and more. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Sarah was born in Montreal but lives and writes in New York City.

You can visit her online at sarahm.com and follow @sarahmlynowski on Twitter and Instagram.


Gr 6-9-Chick Lit and Harry Potter meet in this tale of spells gone awry, family secrets, and teenage angst at an Adirondacks summer camp. It's the third book in the series, and Rachel's voice continues to be fresh, witty, and sarcastic as she navigates through friendships and summer love. She and her sister, Miri, both of whom are witches like their mother, deal with real problems mixed with magical mishaps that are sure to delight readers. Rachel's powers have recently manifested themselves and she struggles to control her spell-making while keeping her ability a secret from the rest of the campers. The plot thickens with a mysterious girl named Liana, who may also be a witch; a developing relationship with love interest Raf; and embarrassing care packages containing feminine-hygiene products sent by Rachel's stepmother. Rachel and Liana become instant enemies and Rachel just can't believe it when she discovers that her nemesis is actually her long-lost cousin. Entertaining characters, a light tone, and a fast-moving plot keep the pages turning quickly.-Angela M. Boccuzzi-Reichert, Merton Williams Middle School, Hilton, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

The most recent addition to Sarah Mlynowski's Bras and Broomsticks trilogy, Spells & Sleeping Bags, finally finds Miri's older sister Rachel coming into her own powers. Spending the summer at Camp Wood Lake, Rachel must fend off mosquitoes and hostile bunkmates, all while trying to act cool for her camp crush. (Delacorte, $19.99 324p ages 12-up ISBN 9780-385-73387-8; June) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"Sure to delight" -School Library Journal

"Although it can stand alone, Mlynowski's third story featuring the Weinstein sisters will be eagerly grabbed by fans of Bras & Broomsticks and Frogs & French Kisses. . . plenty of entertaining mishaps." -Booklist

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