by Jill Thompson
NY: Harper Trophy, 2008
ages 7 - 10
available on Amazon and at your local library
Magic Trixie is bursting with color, action and emotion. The illustrations are bright and energetic, full of details that make you laugh. The text is simple enough to be read independently by a 3rd grader, so it will appeal to kids who have moved beyond the Babymouse books. Best of all, while the stories are definitely full of magic and fantasy, they're grounded in kids' every day experiences: friendships, family life, and struggles all kids go through.
Take a look at the book on HarperCollin's website. You can see the first 20 pages and get a real feel for the book.
Jill Thompson has written two other books featuring Magic Trixie and her friends: Magic Trixie Sleeps Over and Magic Trixie and the Dragon. She is an established comic book illustrator and writer, and I'm so happy she's writing for this age group. Her Scary Godmother comics have just been collected into a hardcover book that will be great for libraries!
The review copies came from my local public libraries. If you make a purchase using the Amazon links on this page, a small portion goes to Great Kid Books (at no cost to you). Thank you for your support!