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Earthstar Magic

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Ellen and Ben meet a friendly witch who reveals the magic power of the earthstar to them.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 1st 1979 by Hastings House
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Ginna
Feb 19, 2012 Ginna rated it liked it
Found this @a thrift store Friday. I loved Ruth Chew growing up. Interesting to look @ her now. Though I enjoy the stories, the formula is pretty much the same in most of her books. As an earlier commenter noted- "unsupervised 11-year-olds + magic = fun"
I think the intended audience must be about 7 or 8 though - very simple sentence construction.

I would add that Earthstar Magic has some more mature thematic elements than Mostly Magic - ideas about growing up & being able to take care of you
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HeavyReader
Jun 20, 2007 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people fascinated by witches and magic
Most of the Ruth Chew books I've read just kind of blur together in my head. I know I've read them, but I can't really remember the plot. This book I remember more vividly, becasue I remember the witch and the kids flying around on the earthstar, which is some kind of plant or plant part. It was like some sort of plant based magic carpet. Cool!
Danielle
Aug 30, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it
Found my copy of this book in my mother's basement. I remember it being oner of those books that I read over and over again. Both my kids have now read it, and they are both enjoying it. Magic, yay!
Angie Lisle
Apr 22, 2011 Angie Lisle rated it really liked it
Ruth Chew was one of my favorite authors as a kid - I still enjoy the magic woven in her stories!
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What's The Name o...: Witch named Gertrude, they fly on a star. 2 14 Jun 06, 2015 10:05PM  
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Ruth Chew is the author of a number of popular books for young readers, including Secondhand Magic and The Wednesday Witch. She was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Washington, D.C. She studied art at the Corcoran School of Art and worked as a fashion artist. She was the mother of five children.
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