Chasing The White Witch

Chasing The White Witch

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Book - 2011
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When Clair discovers a book of spells, she quickly learns that she can't solve her problems with magic.

Teased by her older brother, bullied by the popular girls at school, and plagued by a blistering pimple that has surfaced on the tip of her nose, twelve-year-old Claire Murphy wishes she could shrivel up and die or spontaneously combust. But when a mysterious book appears at her feet in the checkout aisle of a grocery store, Claire is confident all her troubles are over. Following the instructions carefully, Claire dives nose-first into reeking remedies, rollicking rituals, and silly spells. It's only when she recklessly disregards the Law of Three that the line between good and evil blurs and Claire must race against time to undo all of the trouble she's caused.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, c2011.
ISBN: 9781554889648
Characteristics: 157 p. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 04, 2015

Its a really boring book for me.
But i dunno bout you

SPL_Childrens Oct 23, 2013

Twelve-year-old Claire Murphy is certain that things couldn’t be much worse in her life. At home her older brother, Jordan, is always teasing her. At school, she’s perpetually teased by a group of girls. Claire and her parents seem to disagree on everything these days … and she’s just discovered a huge red pimple on her face.

When a mysterious little book somehow lands at her feet in the grocery store, Claire glances at the contents and thinks that the answer to all her problems has arrived. The book’s title is Remedies, Rituals, and Incantations.

With the disapproval of her best friend, Paula-Jean, Claire puts avenging spells on Jordan, on the leader of the girls’ group at school, and on her pimple.

When her face clears overnight, Claire is elated. When Jordan wakes up feeling unwell, Claire becomes uncomfortable … and when Hollis (the leader of the girls’ group) suddenly becomes quite sick, Claire is overcome with remorse.

There are no instructions on reversing the spells so Claire sets off on a madcap search for the book’s author, known only as the “White Witch”. Her search takes her on a long, wild chase through the streets of Toronto, with some very surprising results – and some lessons for Claire (and Hollis) about accountability, appreciation and acceptance.

The author of this well-crafted story, Marina Cohen, has also written Ghost Ride and Mind Gap.

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