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Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN, and the wildly popular UNICORN CHRONICLES series. His works have appeared in over a dozen languages, and won children's choice awards in over a dozen states, including twice in California. He has been, at various times, a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the founder of FULL CAST AUDIO, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening. Mr. Coville lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator Katherine Coville.
Vivian Vande Velde
on July 26, 2012 :
Lots of fun and chaos. I especially liked the description of Zozmagog, "cranky for many reasons, some of them well over a hundred years old, some of them things he hadn't even thought of yet." But the part where Zozmagog and Maybelle are each casting a spell--the things he puts in vs. the things she puts in--is absolute genius.
And such a treat to have Kathy Coville's pictures. The slightly bedraggled Susan is perfect.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)