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May Magic (Calendar Mysteries #5)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  268 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries—a new early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives—twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world's greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she wil ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 2011)
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Readers familiar with the A to Z Mysteries will recognize the main characters in this book as the younger brothers of “Detective” Josh. This transitional chapter book series featuring twins who look alike but boast very different personalities and this story is no different. Brian concocts a get-rich scheme about raising ducks and decides to have his mother hypnotized into allowing him to proceed with his harebrained plan. Bradley grudgingly comes along. The hypnotist is really powerful—maybe to ...more
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is another fun mystery in the Calendar Mysteries series by Ron Roy. We tore through the A to Z Mysteries by the same author and now we are patiently waiting for each month in this series to get published. This new series is for younger children, so it's perfect for our girls right now, but they might grow out of the stories before the series is completed. No matter. We've had fun with them and the characters and setting are familiar to us by now.

This story was fun (and quite predictable.)
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
My children (ages 10 and 7) both enjoyed this book. However, I found it a bit dull. Most of the mysteries so far have just been tricks being played on the children by other characters. Even my children are starting to want more from this series. However, the books are quick and easy to read and the characters are likeable, especially if you've read the A-Z Mysteries and know the older siblings.
Apr 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
May Magic by Ron Roy is a great series for beginning chapter book readers. The Mom gets turned in to a duck and then starts acting like a duck, but why? Personally I'm not a fan of series, but I do know many kids/students really get in to them -- and anything to get kids to reading is a good thing. Mysteries require students to infer which is a required reading strategy for successful readers (and part of state standards).
Oct 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm giving this three stars from the kids' point of view.
My kids enjoyed listening to this and my 6 year old was really worried about the mom in the book. Way to make it real, Ron Roy!

I, however, find these a bit tedious. They are formulaic (of COURSE, they are. They are mysteries for kids). Too much so for this adult. Also, I don't know if elaborately-planned gags played on the young and impressionable are a good way to parent, but these books definitely keeps my kids interested.
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
it was about once it was mother's day, and Bradley and Brian were supposed to clean their room and they got a mail saying a magician was coming to green lawn. also, when the magician came a person named Chad went on stage because he wanted to be hypnotized because he keeps on biting his fingernails.

happy summer reading!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
the hypnotist hypnotizes josh's mother into a duck. they find the hypnotist and he brings back to normal.
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it. It's really a big joke and Bradley's and Brian's mom is pretending to be a duck cause she's been acting like a duck lately. This person hypnotized her as a joke.
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
it was good they were going to a magic show so they hypnotize te twins mom they said tere mom was acting weard. then they figurd out that they were tricked
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Full name: Wallace Ronald Roy
Most known for the children's mystery series "A-Z Mysteries" and "Calendar Mysteries"
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Calendar Mysteries (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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