Messy Miranda

  • Illustrated By: Dave Whamond
  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Echoes
  • Themes:first chapter book, beginner reader, independent reader, magic, problem solving
  • Available:11/01/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:560L
  • ATOS:3.1
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M
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Miranda has one messy desk.

It's full of books, pencils, science projects and…other stuff. Too much stuff, says her teacher, Ms. Basil. On a family visit to her Uncle Aldo's one night, Miranda wonders if some of his magician's tools might offer a solution to her messy-desk problem. Sneaking off to the magic room, Miranda finds Uncle Aldo's impressive collection of top hats. Miranda knows that magic top hats can hold lots of things—why not the mess from her desk? At first, the hat seems to do the trick, but soon things start to go horribly wrong. As Uncle Aldo says, you have to be careful with magic.

The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

"A simple, but charming story, and very relatable...A great early chapter book."
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"As a messy desk is not uncommon, Miranda is a relatable character...Illustrations provide the readers with comical character emotions...A good early chapter book for primary school children looking for a good laugh."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Offers engaging characters and a simple but entertaining story for beginning chapter book readers. Recommended."
– Library Media Connection
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2013  |  Commended

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