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IF I HAD A MAGIC CARPET III: Haunted Holidays

Author: Laura Clarizio

Illustrator: Lisa M. O'Rourke

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Publisher: PublishAmerica, ©2008

Material: paperback

Summary: While Miranda and her friends are trick-or-treating, Ellery, her old nemesis, tries to re-capture Miranda’s magic carpet. He is relentless, so when his Halloween plan didn’t work, he came up with a bold, new plan. He will have Miranda's carpet by Christmas morning. Will Ellery finally defeat Miranda and her friends? This is the third title in this fantasy series that explores holidays around the world as part of the plot.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, middle grade reader, read aloud book, reluctant reader

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 11 to 13

Interest Level: 8 to 13

Reading Level: 6.4

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: Miranda’s adventures continue in book III, as do Ellery’s attempts to regain the magic carpet. The author has effectively used the fall and winter holidays as the backdrop for the new adventures. Authors who successfully write sequels that consistently sustain the interest of their readers are rare. Laura Clarizio engages her audience and they keep turning the pages.

Pros: Believable characters, a simple plot, and a magic carpet combine well in this enjoyable series for adolescents.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a wholesome and enjoyable adventure story that will delight its intended audience.

If You Liked This Book, Try: IF I HAD A MAGIC CARPET   CYNTHIA'S ATTIC: THE MAGIC MEDALLION   THE PICTURE STONE

Educational Themes: This book will introduce kids to holidays and traditions around the globe. This is more than a seasonal page-turner. It can be read any time of the year.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 6.4

Literary Categories: Fiction - fantasy, adventure, series book

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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