The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

Spelling Trouble (2013)
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

 

On the first pages of this graphic novel for younger readers, Salem Hyde turns her school crossing guard into a dinosaur.  Salem's parents don't have magical powers so they ask her Aunt Martha for advice:  Salem needs an animal companion.  Salem really wants a unicorn, so when Percival J. Whamsford III, M.A.C. (magical animal companion) shows up at the door she is not thrilled.  Whammy writes up a standard contract with the family to teach Salem how to use her witching abilities.  Fast forward to the school spelling bee--Salem thinks that Whammy has quit, she casts a spell to help her win the spelling bee which turns out disastrous until Whammy returns to save the day.  Number 2 in the Salem Hyde series will be debuting in May of 2014.  Recommended for 2nd grade and up.

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