Bound To Stay Bound

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 Sticks & stones (Upside-down magic)
 Author: Mlynowski, Sarah

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 193 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 650509 ISBN: 9780545800495
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Magic -- Fiction
 Shapeshifting -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $19.98

Nory, Bax, and their friends are in a special class at Dunwiddle Magic School, a class for children whose magic is unpredictable--and while Nory is finding an outlet for her dritten-self (a combination of a kitten and dragon), in the kittenball team, Bax is worried because all he can do is turn into a rock, and nobody knows why.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Myracle, Lauren
Jenkins, Emily

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 182466
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 68505

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/16)
   Booklist (05/15/16)

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Booklist - 05/15/2016 A political dilemma writ small, this sequel to Upside-Down Magic (2015), by a trio of well-known names, is especially timely in its sentiment. When everyday objects turn to stone at the Dunwiddle Magic School, who better to blame than Bax, whose magic often turns the boy himself into a rock? When another member of Ms. Starr’s special class (for kids who demonstrate odd magic) manages to accidentally shrink the group’s nemesis, Lacey, a showdown is inevitable as Lacey starts a petition to dissolve Ms. Starr’s program. Meanwhile Nory, the principal heroine, is making inroads under her tutor-coach with a regular magic group of Kittenball players. Will they turn on her, though, because of her unique abilities? With whimsical details like Kittenball, readers will be enchanted while absorbing lessons in fair play, and both Nory and Bax, it’s worth noting, are characters of color. The final takeaway is that students can make their school better—on the playing field and in the classroom. Lacey’s divisiveness doesn’t stand a chance! - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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