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Upside-down magic [sound recording] /

by Mlynowski, Sarah; Myracle, Lauren; Jenkins, Emily; Soler, Rebecca.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2015]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 3 audio discs (3 hr., 8 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780545881708; 0545881706.Subject(s): Girls -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Training -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Fantasy | Children's audiobooks | Children's audiobooks | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: View cover art Read by Rebecca Soler.Summary: Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.
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From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.<br><br> Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.<br><br> This new, offbeat series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.

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Read by Rebecca Soler.

Compact discs.

Grades 3-7.

Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.

Directed & produced by Scott Sherratt.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Excerpt from Upside Down Magic Nory Horace was trying to turn herself into a kitten. The kitten had to be a black kitten. And it had to be completely kitten-shaped. It was the middle of summer. Nory was hiding in her family's garage. Kitten, kitten, kitten, she thought. She was hiding in case something went wrong. She didn't want anyone to see. Still, if something went really wrong, her brother and sister would be close enough to hear her yell for help. Or meow for help. Or roar. Nory decided not to think about that. Hopefully, she wouldn't need help. Kitten, kitten, kitten. She had to master kitten, because tomorrow was the Big Test. Tomorrow, after so many years of waiting, she would finally take the entrance exam for Sage Academy. The school was very hard to get into. You wouldn't be accepted with anything less than amazing talents. Nory's friends weren't even bothering to try. They were all taking tests for easier schools. If Nory passed the Big Test, she would start fifth grade at Sage Academy in the fall. If she failed the test . . . No. She couldn't fail. She wasn't taking tests for any other schools. Excerpted from Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Norys older brother is a Flare (manipulates fire); her older sister is a Fuzzy (controls animals); and their father, a Flicker (turns things invisible), is headmaster of the prestigious Sage Academy of Magic and Performance. Norys own magic is wonky, most closely approximating a messed-up Fluxer (shape-shifting): she can turn herself into a kitten easily enough, but a) shes spotty about subsequently keeping control over the feline part of her brain; and b) she frequently turns into two animals at oncea beaver-kitten, for example. After a disastrous showing at her Sage Academy entrance exam, Dad sends her to live with eccentric Aunt Margo to attend a school that offers a special program for the worst of the wonky, as Nory puts it. And her classmates are doozies: one boy sees sound waves, another turns into a rock. Their teacher, Ms. Starr, takes a holistic approach, having the children do headstands and trust exercises and exploring the connections between their powers and their emotions. In this collaboration among three authors, theres no telling who did what, in a good way: the writing is seamless. The book is light but not inconsequential, and its multicultural and differently-abled castNorys dad is black and her mom (who died a long time ago) was white; a new friend is Asian American; their school principal is Hispanic; a classmate wears a hearing aidwill be welcomed by a broad audience. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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