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Duble, Kathleen Benner

The Root of Magic

(2) 4-6 A car accident during a blizzard strands twelve-year-old Willow's family in tiny Kismet, Maine, for days. As Willow gets to know the townspeople, she discovers a secret: they eat berries from a magic bush to see the next day's events in their dreams. Duble populates her story with well-rounded adult and child characters, and the book's fate-versus-free-will theme is handled in a child-friendly and realistic manner.


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