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Royal Magic

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
While looking at an exhibit in the Museum of Natural History, Cindy and Jack are magically transported to an early African civilization, where they must save the king and his Royal Jester from the terrible customs they are forced to obey.
Paperback, 10 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Scholastic (first published 1991)
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Nov 18, 2011 Patrice rated it liked it
Recommended to Patrice by: elementary school aged, 3rd graders, adults who like magic
Shelves: 2011
As a child, one of my earliest memories is scouring the old school card catalogue looking for Ruth Chew books in my elementary school library. Chew's stories are always fantasies of some kind that transport the reader to a different land in some magical fashion.

I remember her book about the 20 league boots that two girls found. Each wore a boot - and holding hands, they made their way to Mexico, where they went to a market and bought little trinkets. I still look for her books at thrift stores c
Jan 28, 2012 HeavyReader rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: someone who wants to brag about having read all of Ruth Chew's books
Oh, boy, how low Ruth Chew sunk. Her early books were so good, but this one is just mostly bad.

This is the only of Chew's books to feature African-American kids.

There are so many holes in this story...

Cindy and Jack live in Brooklyn. They go with their parents to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. While the kids look at a diorama of primates, their parents wonder off for just a few minutes to look at the giraffe exhibit. Suddenly, with no explanation of why this happens, Jack and Cindy
Apr 14, 2016 Jen rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as a child and can't wait to find a copy and read it with my children.
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Read this first when I was 10 and back then, this was a pretty magical read for me. Now I'm 25 and it still brings me to a magical place. Amazing. :) This is actually one of the books that started me on the right path of reading.
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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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