There are all kinds of magic in the world and most of them don't involve spells or wands-- only love.
Robert's parents are musicians and are frequently more focused on their music than their son. When they head to Europe on tour, Robert spends the summer with his grandmother, Maddy, who has some unusual talents of her own. While spending time with Maddy, Robert learns more about himself and the special truths that everyone has inside them.
Patricia MacLachlan crafts a quiet story bursting with feeling and love, yet approachable enough for second- and third-graders to read and enjoy.
I am the youth services materials selector for Worthington Libraries, my dream job. I read tons of kids and teen books and culinary cozy mysteries and devour cookbooks as if they were novels. I am the mommy to two young boys, and consider them my test audience for children's books and kid's music.