Sadie's Story

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Greenwillow Books
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5.1 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since 1996. She has also reviewed children's and young adult books for the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the San Antonio Express News, and many other publications. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago, Illinois.
RON KOERTGE has written many highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Stoner & Spaz, Margaux with an X, The Brimstone Journals, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, and Where the Kissing Never Stops. He lives in South Pasadena, California.
Deborah Marcero is the author and illustrator of My Heart Is a Compass, which received a Kirkus Reviews starred review, and the illustrator of Corey Rosen Schwartz's Twinderella. She received a BFA in drawing, printmaking, and photography from the University of Michigan and an MFA in poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information, visit, or follow her on Twitter at @deborahmarcero.


"A delightful adventure with humorous characters that will keep the interest of young readers."--School Library Journal
"Charming...Ms. M's understated motivational techniques hit just the right note of subtle encouragement as Sadie looks inside herself and at the world around her to find a different kind of magic."--Publishers Weekly
"Ms. M. is a combination of Mary Poppins (with her briskly sympathetic, no-nonsense demeanor) and a stand-up comedian....She's great company...and, best of all, she's a birdwatcher....Sprightly prose will pull in chapter book readers, and spot illustrations keep the page design lively."--Horn Book Magazine
"Ms. M is no typical witch--her brand of magic is more natural and inspirational than built around potions and spells....Marcero's occasional b&w illustrations play into the light, fun tone, and...Sadie looks inside herself and at the world around her to find a different kind of magic."--Publishers Weekly
"Ms. M sports the usual black dress and pointy hat, but her brand of magic isn't so much eye of the newt, toe of the frog as it is about finding enchantment in the world around her. ...Spot on for the age group."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books