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Now, the magician promised me the tricks are super easy, because coordination is not high in the Mezni household. (I bought my son a trick card deck and he has been working on it for days.) I plan to start the year off with Dorko the Magnificent and wow them by levitating their pencils (and the book, of course.) Dorko will captivate students in 4th and 5th grade. I know many people start with Wonder or Ivan, but give Dorko a shot.
Robbie Dorko wants to be a famous magician, but he is terrible - and infamous around his town for his performances at the school's annual talent show. His grandma ends up moving in with them and taking over his room. His grandma is a real character - personality plus! The kids love her because she is so cranky. Eventually Robbie realizes that his grandma was a traveling magician, and the reader has to infer a lot about her because she doesn't talk about her past - ever. I won't do spoilers, but the end is a real tear jerker. This is the book for you if you are looking for a high interest book with great literary devices. And a few magic tricks won't hurt.
How do you plan to make this year magical?