Magic Spell

Julie Paschkis (Author)

Product Details

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 04, 2017
8.8 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Julie Paschkis is a painter, textile designer, and award-winning illustrator and author of many books for children, including Vivid: Poems and Notes about Color; Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown, an Amรฉricas Award winner and an Orbis Pictus Honor book; Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams by Janet S. Wong, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman; and Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Julie Larios, a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor Book. She lives in Seattle with her husband. Visit her at


"Kids can't help but find this quite funny, and the possibilities for extension at home or in the classroom are both plentiful and obvious. This is a spell that is swell."--Kirkus Reviews "2/1/17 "
"The magic show is a conducive backdrop for using words that otherwise would take Seussical prowess to connect. Anytime there are words that rhyme, Paschkis puts them in colors, which makes it easy for kids to grasp. Paschkis' whimsical gouache-and-ink illustrations, meanwhile, lend themselves to the whirling, swooping, colorful magic-show setting." -- Stephanie Seales--Booklist online "March 3, 2017 "
"Paschkis's watercolor illustrations are full of energy and movement. The fluid lines and bold colors capture the power struggle between the two wordsmiths with aplomb. Verdict: A phenomenal phonological fun read-aloud. Children will be shouting for an encore performance."--School Library Journal "May 2017 "