The Magic Word

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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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11.3 X 0.3 X 9.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

MAC BARNETT est un auteur classé au palmarès du New York Times pour ses livresjeunesse, dont Extra doux et Max et Sam creusent, creusent, creusent..., deux albums illustrés qui ont reçu des mentions d'honneur pour la médaille Caldecott. Mac est aussi l'auteur de la série à succès Terrible Two, illustrée par Jory John. Il habite en Californie.

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, the New York Times bestselling The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, the Caldecott Honor Book and E.B. White Read Aloud Award-winner Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and the Caldecott Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winner Extra Yarn. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, California.

Elise Parsley est l'auteure-illustratrice à succès de l'album If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Elle a fait ses études dans le domaine des arts et de la littérature à la Minnesota State University Moorhead. Elle habite au Dakota du Sud.Elise Parsley is the bestselling author and illustrator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! She studied drawing and creative writing at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She lives in South Dakota.


"The stuff of kids' wildest dreams"--Kirkus Reviews
"A subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency."--The Horn Book
"[A] wild, relatable fantasy...This telling will resonate with (and tickle) the intended audience."--Booklist
"Barnett's narration hits all the right wry notes...while Parsley's expressive, exaggerated drawings give the story the tight narrative arc, visual breeziness, and snappy comic rhythms."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "There's nothing to say but perfect."--Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of IT'S A BOOK
Praise for THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE: "Clock seamlessly blends the playfulness of the kids' books we wished we had and the sophistication of [McSweeney's] trademark design."--Time Out Chicago
Praise for THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE: "Part The Westing Game, part Masquerade, this board book mystery lures readers in with its pentagonal shape, dry humor, and pages of intricate details."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for GUESS AGAIN: "An especially fun book to share"--School Library Journal
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM: "Definitely funny and slyly subversive."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE: "Ready to get your mind blown? Then dig into this."--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World): "Santat's brilliantly hued digital illustrations are the perfect foil for Barnett's almost-wordless tale of a science project gone awry. A must-have."---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)