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Summary: While Miranda and her friends are trick-or-treating, Ellery, her old nemesis, tries to re-capture Miranda’s magic carpet. He is relentless, so when his Halloween plan didn’t work, he came up with a bold, new plan. He will have Miranda's carpet by Christmas morning. Will Ellery finally defeat Miranda and her friends? This is the third title in this fantasy series that explores holidays around the world as part of the plot.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 11 to 13
Interest Level: 8 to 13
Reading Level: 6.4
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: Miranda’s adventures continue in book III, as do Ellery’s attempts to regain the magic carpet. The author has effectively used the fall and winter holidays as the backdrop for the new adventures. Authors who successfully write sequels that consistently sustain the interest of their readers are rare. Laura Clarizio engages her audience and they keep turning the pages.
Pros: Believable characters, a simple plot, and a magic carpet combine well in this enjoyable series for adolescents.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a wholesome and enjoyable adventure story that will delight its intended audience.
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