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Happy Book Birthday to RIVER MAGIC!

Happy Book Birthday to Ellen Booraem and RIVER MAGIC!

RIVER MAGIC introduces Donna Landon, a feisty Maine girl who’s talented with her hands but not in the classroom. Grieving the death of her beloved aunt, Donna’s having trouble making her life work—even her best friend seems to have moved on. Now she’s hearing her dead aunt talk to her in her head, a grumpy thunder mage has moved in next door, and something huge and scaly has shown up in the river in front of her house.

In a starred review, Kirkus called it “A carefully constructed interweaving of reality and magic that will transport and delight.”

Grab a copy today wherever books are sold, and check out Ellen’s website for details about a number of events planned, including the official launch tomorrow at the Blue Hill Library.