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A Finder's Magic
Contributor(s): Pearce, Philippa (Author), Craig, Helen (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0763640727     ISBN-13: 9780763640729
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
OUR PRICE: $13.59  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: March 2009
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Annotation: A boy who loses his dog meets a mysterious stranger and has a surprising adventure in this work that is part detective story and part fairy tale. Illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2008017533
Age Level: 7-9
Grade Level: 2-4
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.72" H x 6.42" W x 9.26" (1.05 lbs) 119 pages
Themes:
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Review Citations: Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2009
School Library Journal 06/01/2009 pg. 97
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2009 pg. 380 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 129222
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Publisher Description:
A boy who loses his dog meets a mysterious stranger and has a surprising adventure in an enchanting tale from a stellar author-illustrator team.
When Till's beloved dog slips its leash on their daily romp, the boy goes to bed in despair. But he wakes to meet Mr. Finder, an odd little man from his dream, who offers to help him retrieve the frisky pup. Together Till and Finder question some likely witnesses: a heron, a mole, a riddling cat, and two obliging old ladies, Miss Gammer and Miss Mousy. But Finder is a peculiar fi gure, given to disappearing suddenly, and Till starts to wonder: Can he be trusted? Part detective story, part fairy tale, A Finder's Magic has mystery, darkness and light, and all the emotional truth that is a hallmark of Philippa Pearce's writing.
 
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