Nora Cooper and her brother Tad don't know what to make of their new neighbor Maggie Brown. She loves animals and has lots of them — a cat, a parakeet, a dog, and a large black lizard. The other cats and birds in the neighborhood seem to like Maggie as well. And Maggie makes the most delicious fudge. In fact, her fudge is so good, after one piece it almost seems as if Tad and Nora's father are becoming animal lovers...and after several pieces, Nora can even have a conversation with the family dog, Skipper. But what happens when you eat one piece too many?
Ruth Chew's chapter books are full of simple, matter-of-fact magic that's sure to enchant budding fantasy readers. This classic series is now being reissued in new paperback editions; you can view a full list of the new volumes here.