Waiting for the Magic (2019)

Waiting for the Magic Patricia MacLachlan Amy June Bates Waiting for the Magic People may drift apart But love can hold them together Sometimes we find that love through magic Sometimes that magic is all around us This is a story about all of these things But it s also a story a
  • Title: Waiting for the Magic
  • Author: Patricia MacLachlan Amy June Bates
  • ISBN: 9781416927457
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
Waiting for the Magic Patricia MacLachlan Amy June Bates People may drift apart But love can hold them together Sometimes we find that love through magic Sometimes that magic is all around us.This is a story about all of these things But it s also a story about how four dogs and one cat help one boy and his sister save their family.
Waiting for the Magic Patricia MacLachlan Amy June Bates

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  1. Heather H

    SPOILER First i would like to point out that this book is super cute especially if you like or believe in magic yourself In waiting for the magic, There are two kids, William and Elinor and their father leaves them to their mother Their mother then decides that bringing home a cat and four dogs will help the children feel better These animals are unique in a way because they are able to communicate with people telepathically if they believe in magic but William doesnt believe in magic However, E [...]

  2. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    When William s father suddenly leaves the family, no one is sure he will come back To cope, William s mother takes him and his sister Elinor to the animal shelter, where they adopt 4 dogs and a cat, to replace his father While the animals do provide a focus for their love and attention, both children worry that their father will never come back When he does, Elinor immediately forgives, but William must come to terms with how he feels about his dad This is a sweet story about family dynamics, fo [...]

  3. Melissa Wine

    Fantasy Novel I love the magic in this book Readers at any age should have their imaginations alive And what kid doesn t dream of communicating with their pets In this story, William and Elinor s father leaves them so he can find some magic and write a book He never wanted pets in the house, so one day their mom decides to take them to an animal shelter and adopt some pets to help them feel better about everything These animals are special because they are able to communicate with people if they [...]

  4. Kristin

    I realize that this is a children s book, and I was hooked at the start I read, experienced the magic that animals bring to a family, broken when papa leaves for a while I continued to read, as mom discovers a secret that leads to his return, and the family begins to mend and heal But I still felt like I was waiting, even as the book ended, for the plot to reach a climax It never really happened, and I don t feel like the main character, William, really resolved his conflict with his father Poof [...]

  5. Josiah

    I give two and a half stars to this book, and there s plenty about it that makes me want to round that rating up instead of down The beautiful sensitivity of author Patricia MacLachlan s writing is as evident as in any of her greatest stories, and the characters seem to sparkle with a certain indescribable magic even while clearly being rooted in the same imperfect world in which we all live Few other authors can pull off a trick like that, and I don t know if I can think of a single one that do [...]

  6. babyhippoface

    Honestly, I m still not sure what I think about this one It s cute, it s sweet, it s funny, it sodd I ll just say it It has talking doggies Telepathically talking doggies William and Elinor s father just left Again Only this time was different This time, he didn t slam the door on his way out This time, he closed the door slowly, with just a click This was significant to William he s a smart boy Their mother is so upset that she loads the kids in the car, drives straight to the animal shelter, a [...]

  7. Chelsea N. Smith

    Waiting for the Magic tells a story about a fact of childhood that has become and prevalent in American culture William and and Elinor s father leaves one night, unannounced and doesn t come back This comes at a time in William s childhood where he is questioning whether or not magic exists After his dad leaves, all magic is lost on him His mother, in an attempt to keep the family together, decides that a pet is what is needed to bring her mopey kids back to life The whole family takes a trip [...]

  8. Bdalton

    This book is slightly longer than a beginning chapter book, the reading level seems pretty low, but the topics covered will resonant with older readers This would make this a good hi low reader despite the cover which may not appeal to older readers.This is a story of grief and forgiveness William and Elinor s father leaves his family after fighting with their mother with no true explanation The children and mother are shocked and saddened The mother heads to the pound and adopts all of the avai [...]

  9. Carol Royce Owen

    There s no better word for this book than magical I shouldn t be surprised, because Patricia MacLachlan enthralls us every time, but I just loved, loved, loved this book William is the story teller He s a boy whose mom and dad separate at the beginning of the story, and he s truly hurt, but won t admit how much The very same day his mom takes him and his sister to the pound where they get, not one dog, but four dogs and a cat That s when the magic begins You will love these dogs and cat as much [...]

  10. Kim

    I cannot categorize this book Maybe I need a shelf that says MacLaclan It s already a shorthand, for me, anyway, of exquisitely written stories, slight on plot, but huge in character, emotion, and import Not much happens in a MacLachlan story and EVERYTHING happens Waiting for the Magic is peopled with Mom, Elinor and William Papa has left and no one else knows much what to do til Mama adopts ALL the dogs and a cat at the local human league The four dogs and cat settle in and help the children s [...]

  11. Lindsay

    Wow This book is not at all what I expected My son read this when he was in elementary school, and my daughter found it on her own at the library and read it as well They both told me they loved it and I should read it It surprised me quite a bit when it was about a family struggling to say together and also talking dogs but not like Disney dogsally Like most of MacLachlan s books it is evokes emotions and is rather poetic Very different, short, and fascinating My daughter has now read several o [...]

  12. Cball

    A story with 4 dogs in it and none of them die FIVE STARS, right there This is hands down my favorite 3rd 5th grade book I ve read this year Wonderful, wonderful story about a family on the brink of being torn apart but does not go into much detail perfect for this age group when Jane, the mom, goes to the nearest animal shelter and takes home four yes 4 dogs and a cat to help the family get through this very tough time.What Jane doesn t realize is the animals can talk but only if you believe in [...]

  13. Amber

    When William and Elinor s Father leaves them, their mother takes them to the animal shelter to pick out a dog and cat They come home with four dogs named Bitty, Neo, Grace, and Bryn along with a cat named Lula who can talk to the children because of a magic they have with them Can their magic make their household peaceful and take away the pain of their father leaving Read and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good read that I read at the ebooks library through my local library and the art [...]

  14. Inhabiting Books

    I LOVE this book This is the story of a family whose father walks out, and then back into their lives, and the four very dissimilar adopted dogs and one cat who help them all to heal I love this mature, funny, touching story of family relationships and forgiveness I love that the parents work on healing their differences, and I love the touch of magic that the dogs bring into their lives The dogs are as much the main characters as the humans This story made me want to go to the animal shelter an [...]

  15. Erika Gentry

    Typical Patricia MacLachlan pulls at your heartstrings When Elinor s and William s father leaves, their mother adopts 4 dogs and a cat to ease their suffering They become magical companions as they cope with their father s absence Loved the charcoal pencil illustrations especially p.126 Made me want to adopt a dog cause PM made it seem like caring for animals was so simple until I reminded myself of the barking, accidents, home destruction, shedding fur, smell, poop pick up, and endless vet bill [...]

  16. Rachel Seigel

    This was an incredibly sweet and satisfying story about how four dogs and a cat brought a family back together The writing is excellent, and the characters including the dogs all have distinct personalities It made me laugh and it made me cry not from sadness, but because I was moved by the story It s an absolutely worthwile read for those who are slightly too young to appreciate Spinelli or Laurel Snyder, but the same amount of magic.

  17. Suz

    One of my students, Evelyn, recommended this book to me She brought it into the library and asked if I had read it, then loaned me her copy I showed her all the other books by Patricia MacLachlan and she chose one to check out and take with her.Thanks for the loan, Evelyn, You were right I really enjoyed it

  18. Amber the Human

    Like all of MacLachlan s books, this one is very sweet But it s a little too magical for my liking The dogs can talk To everyone Hrm and the reasoning behind some of the characters motivations leaves a lot to be desired But, at it s core, it s a story about family as almost all of hers are and it does okay for itself.

  19. Kimberly

    I m not much of an animal lover despite having 2 dogs but I find it odd I ve recently read this title and Ask Bob and both were satisfying reads and I enjoyed both for guiding the reader to a place of happiness for the characters.

  20. Marianne

    I adore Patricia MacLachlan s writing ever since Sarah, Plain and Tall This story is just magical with its set of pets that bring wholeness to this family Just perfect for Grades 1 4.

  21. Debra Marshall

    A broken family comes together through the magic of talking dogs and a cat who seem to be wiser than their human family.

  22. Courtney

    When I started this one I thought I was NOT going to like it Happily it changed my mind, it was magical.

  23. Barbara

    Excellent juvenile fiction Sweet, sweet story about a family survivng and over coming difficult circumstances with the help of four loveable dogs and one very patient cat.

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