Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1982108851
ISBN 13: 9781982108854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Lessons Book Review:

In this “ bewitching” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Nameless Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters. Magic Lessons is a “heartbreaking and heart-healing” (BookPage) celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1501137492
ISBN 13: 9781501137495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rules of Magic Book Review:

An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic. Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Alice Hoffman delivers “fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle” (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible…the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons
Author: Tomie dePaola
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1481477609
ISBN 13: 9781481477604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strega Nona s Magic Lessons Book Review:

This delightful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic tale stars Strega Nona at her trickiest—and bumbling Big Anthony at his silliest! Bambolona is tired of working in her Papa’s bakery. There is far too much to do! So she decides to go to wise Strega Nona and learn a little magic, instead. But here comes Big Anthony. He wants to learn, too…if he doesn’t make a big mess of things first!

Green Heart

Green Heart
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0545392594
ISBN 13: 9780545392594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Heart Book Review:

A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story. As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.

Big Magic

Big Magic
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 0698408314
ISBN 13: 9780698408319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Magic Book Review:

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 1101217723
ISBN 13: 9781101217726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Lessons Book Review:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Practical Magic

Practical Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-08-05
ISBN 10: 1440673756
ISBN 13: 9781440673757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Magic Book Review:

*25th Anniversary Edition*—with an Introduction by the Author! The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic... “Splendid...Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is.”—Newsweek “[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible.”—Cosmopolitan

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad

Magic Lessons  Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a  Single  Gay  Transracially Adoptive  Dad
Author: Joseph Sadusky
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 1483493288
ISBN 13: 9781483493282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad Book Review:

Every family has a story-but very few have a story like Joseph Sadusky and his sons, Daveon and Mark. In Magic Lessons, Joe shares a look back as he, a single gay man, decided to build his family through transracial adoption. In a lighthearted collection of stories and lessons learned, Joe humorously but honestly describes the process as he set out to adopt two older children, and what happened after they came together under one roof and became "us." Along the way, Joe details how often he was, in his own words, "amazed, aggravated, mind-blown, jaw-dropped, befuddled, exasperated, and awed-both in good ways and bad, both by my kids and by the many players who have had a part in our family story overall." Among these players are members of the majority-racial, cultural, and otherwise-who taught Joe many bewildering, if not outright painful, lessons about being "other." To complete the picture, Joe reflects on his own mistakes made as he has ventured through the land of alt-parenthood.

Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-02
ISBN 10: 9781595141248
ISBN 13: 1595141243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Lessons Book Review:

In the second volume of Larbalestier's Magic trilogy, Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth: she must make the choice to use the magic that lives in her blood and die young or refuse to use the magic and lose her mind.

Sometimes the Magic Works

Sometimes the Magic Works
Author: Terry Brooks
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0345465512
ISBN 13: 9780345465511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes the Magic Works Book Review:

Filled with practical advice for anyone interested in creative writing, the best-selling author of the Shannara series offers a firsthand glimpse of the rewards and requirements of the writing life, in alternating chapters that address his experiences in the publishing world along with discussions on different aspects of the writing craft--research, plotting, characterization, and more. Reprint.

The Book of Magic

The Book of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1982189460
ISBN 13: 9781982189464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Magic Book Review:

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

Magic or Madness

Magic or Madness
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-03-16
ISBN 10: 1101525592
ISBN 13: 9781101525593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic or Madness Book Review:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Lessons in Magic

Lessons in Magic
Author: Philip Carr-Gomm
Publsiher: Oak Tree Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-27
ISBN 10: 9781903232125
ISBN 13: 1903232120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons in Magic Book Review:

Deep down most of us believe in magic, because we know that sometimes - just sometimes - magic can come tumbling into our lives with a blinding flash, and suddenly there we are facing the person we're destined to fall in love with, or being offered the job we never believed we would get, or we just find ourselves walking down that same familiar street, but this time it's different - this time we've fallen in love with life: this time everything looks different, and life feels wonderful and exciting again. Most people believe that you can't make this kind of magic occur in your life. They say you're either lucky or you're not: it either happens to you or it doesn't. But what if we could make magic happen? What if we could do things that actually made these types of experiences occur more often in our lives? And what if there was a book that taught this kind of magic?

Real Life Real Love

Real Life  Real Love
Author: DJ Envy,Gia Casey
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 1647002192
ISBN 13: 9781647002190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Life Real Love Book Review:

USA Today National Bestseller Publisher's Weekly National Bestseller Advice on how to have healthy, dynamic relationships from Raashaun (DJ Envy) and Gia Casey, revealing their secrets to navigating marriage, family, and faith Gia and Raashaun Casey met when they were two teenagers attending the same high school in Queens. They have been together for an astounding 27 years and married for 20. They have remained together through Raashaun's growing celebrity, a devastating (and very public) cheating scandal, and the births of six children. Now, more than a quarter of a century into their relationship, they are stronger and more committed to each other than they’ve ever been, and their fans are clamoring to know how they did it. In Real Life, Real Love, Gia and Raashaun explore the entire chronology of their love story with remarkable vulnerability, searing honesty, and a lot of humor. It’s a riveting narrative about how to grow together, an aspirational guidebook for people who seek the same unconditional love in their relationships, and an in-depth look at how to remain equals after being thrust into the public eye.

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad

Magic Lessons  Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A  Single  Gay  Transracially Adoptive  Dad
Author: Joseph Sadusky
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 148349327X
ISBN 13: 9781483493275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Lessons Celebratory and Cautionary Tales About Life As A Single Gay Transracially Adoptive Dad Book Review:

Every family has a story—but very few have a story like Joseph Sadusky and his sons, Daveon and Mark. In Magic Lessons, Joe shares a look back as he, a single gay man, decided to build his family through transracial adoption. In a lighthearted collection of stories and lessons learned, Joe humorously but honestly describes the process as he set out to adopt two older children, and what happened after they came together under one roof and became “us.” Along the way, Joe details how often he was, in his own words, “amazed, aggravated, mind-blown, jaw-dropped, befuddled, exasperated, and awed—both in good ways and bad, both by my kids and by the many players who have had a part in our family story overall.” Among these players are members of the majority—racial, cultural, and otherwise—who taught Joe many bewildering, if not outright painful, lessons about being “other.” To complete the picture, Joe reflects on his own mistakes made as he has ventured through the land of alt-parenthood.

Green Witch

Green Witch
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0545283116
ISBN 13: 9780545283113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Witch Book Review:

From bestselling author Alice Hoffman, a resonant tale of overcoming grief and tragedy, as only she could tell it.In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.

Strega Nona

Strega Nona
Author: Tomie dePaola
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1442449446
ISBN 13: 9781442449442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strega Nona Book Review:

In this e-book edition, Tomie dePaola retells his classic story against a charming musical score. Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me

Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me
Author: Jill Kolongowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1612437478
ISBN 13: 9781612437477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me Book Review:

Essays exploring the universal themes in the greatest young adult series ever, from a literary scholar and devoted fan. The books will always be a part of you. Now, revisit old Hogwarts haunts. Reconnect with favorite characters. And learn far more than the correct pronunciation of “Wingardium Leviosa.” With Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me, you’ll discover how the universal themes and lessons of the series apply to your Muggle life, including: • Drawing strength from friends • Learning from mentors and heroes • Challenging conventional ideas • Overcoming obstacles and setbacks • Trusting yourself when others don’t Using a combination of literary criticism and personal essays, this book explore issues that everyone faces—from courage and fear to the importance of girl power and the complexity of relationships.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big
Author: David J. Schwartz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0698198581
ISBN 13: 9780698198586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Thinking Big Book Review:

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."

The Original Tarbell Lessons in Magic

The Original Tarbell Lessons in Magic
Author: Harlan Tarbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781614278894
ISBN 13: 161427889X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Original Tarbell Lessons in Magic Book Review:

2015 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The Tarbell Course is essentially an encyclopedia on everything related to magic. Many professional magicians have based their careers on this book. If you have an interest in classics, these are the books for you. It is regarded as a classic bible of magic, and a classic also in the sense that it has survived the test of time. The Tarbell System became a gold standard for lessons in magic. If you are a beginner or even an expert magician there are great things waiting for you in this collection of magic lessons. A lifetime of magic is all about the journey. There are approximately 3100 Illustrations in the one-volume edition. Included are: Card Magic, Paper Magic & Magic with Numbers, Coin Magic, Egg Magic - Coat & Hat Productions, History of Magic, Silks, Ribbons & Handkerchief Magic, Mind Reading & Spiritualistic Magic, Oriental Magic, Illusions, Billiard Ball & Novelty Magic, Rope, Tape & Rubber Band Tricks, Ties & Escapes, Chemical & Mechanic Magic, Rabbit & Other Animal Magic, Cigarette Magic, Thimble Magic, And Much More! PUBLISHER'S NOTE: In order to include all the lessons in one volume, Martino Fine books has edited the original 1927 edition to include only those lessons that deal with magic or magic tricks. Lessons concerning publicity and marketing of a magic business are not included. A new table of contents has been provided to help navigate the material. All original illustrations have been retained, with the exception of those that deal with marketing and publicity.