Sadie has two best friends: Jess and Maya. But Jess can only take one friend on vacation with her, and Sadie is the one who gets left behind. How will she ever survive the days of loneliness and boredom? But wait...what is that in her old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in! A kind and funny witch, who's looking for her own two lost friends: Ethel, a bird, and Onyx, a cat.
Together, Sadie and the witch have a curious adventure, exploring magic, birdwatching, and the power of friendship. It's a summer that will makee Sadie see her neighborhood -- and herself -- with new eyes. Acclaimed authors Ron Koertge and Christine Heppermann -- writing together and for younger readers for the first time -- have created a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. Short chapters, a satisfying mystery, gentle humor, magical dazzle, and adorable black-and-white illustrations throughout by debut artist Deborah Marcero make this an ideal pick for young readers.
"Despite the pointy hat and bubbling cauldron, Ms. M is no typical witch — her brand of magic is more natural and inspirational than built around potions and spells....Under Ms. M’s tutelage, Sadie learns the fine art of birding and realizes that her surroundings abound with marvelous creatures and creations." -- Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Author||Christine Heppermann, Ron Koertge|
|Publication Date||Jul 21, 2015|
|Series Name||Backyard Witch|