Wishing she could be more assertive with her domineering mother, fifth grader and professional model Amy Sacher finds a magic calendar that can change her life
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Beatrice Gormley is the author of many popular books, both fiction and biography, for young readers including Back to the Titanic! (Scholastic) and Miriam (Eerdmans Publishing Co.). She lives in Ossing, New York, with her husband Robert and their two cats.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-- Amy Sacher is the teacher's pet and a child model, formed by her fashion-conscious, workaholic mother. After her mother arranges for Amy to attend an exclusive summer camp for models, chaos erupts. With the help of Gretchen Nichols, the main character in Gormley's Fifth Grade Magic (Dutton, 1982), Amy discovers that she possesses a magic calendar--one that will bring to pass anything that she writes on it. Amy wants more than anything to attend the Young Theater program during the summer just like everyone else. Until she understands the magical abilities of her calendar, she mistakenly arranges for a halo to appear on her head before a modeling session and to have a twin just as she arrives at school. In the end, all turns out well for Amy, who convinces her mother (through the help of her father and not a magic calendar) that she can attend Young Theater. Characters lack real depth and at times sensibility (Amy's mother takes a shower and washes her hair and then goes jogging); however, the fantasy itself is fun and fast-paced, keeping readers wondering what magic will happen next. --Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind.
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Book Description Avon Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Emily Arnold McCully (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0380708833