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Lavender-Green Magic: The Magic Books #5

Lavender Green Magic The Magic Books A mysterious mazeEleven year old Holly Wade and her twin siblings Judy and Crockett are sent to live with their grandparents in the small town of Dimsdale Massachusetts when their father is declare

  • Title: Lavender-Green Magic: The Magic Books #5
  • Author: Andre Norton
  • ISBN: 9780765353016
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • A mysterious mazeEleven year old Holly Wade and her twin siblings, Judy and Crockett, are sent to live with their grandparents in the small town of Dimsdale, Massachusetts when their father is declared missing in action in Vietnam Dimsdale is nothing like Boston there are only two other African American children in the entire school Even worse, Grandpa and Grandma WadeA mysterious mazeEleven year old Holly Wade and her twin siblings, Judy and Crockett, are sent to live with their grandparents in the small town of Dimsdale, Massachusetts when their father is declared missing in action in Vietnam Dimsdale is nothing like Boston there are only two other African American children in the entire school Even worse, Grandpa and Grandma Wade live in an old junkyard While exploring one day, Holly, Judy, and Crockett wander into an overgrown hedge maze and find themselves transported back in time to Dimsdale s past Can they right an ancient wrong and free the town of Dimsdale from a witch s curse

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    1. I’m always surprised by Andre Norton’s range. She wrote space opera, action-adventure, and fantasy, with characters of all ages, genders, situations in life, and species, and it was all good. I’ve never picked up a book of hers that I didn’t like, and Lavender-Green Magic is no exception. This book is set during the Vietnam War and tells the tale of three kids sent to live with their grandparents while their father fights and their mother works. (She had to take a nursing job in a rest h [...]

    2. This book was instrumental in my coming-of-age and helped shape the person I've become. I don't know how well it will hold up to rereading, but I remember it and Holly, Tamar & Hagar very well and I am grateful for its presence in my life.

    3. I had read this before. Back in the 80s. I still have my used copy from the library booksale. I love the author who designed the cover. It's gorgeous. I spent too much time staring at the cover. I like the different portrayals of the two witches, Tamar and Hagar and their different worlds. It's very cool and a lot of cool imagery. I like the Wades. They seem like real people and bonus for African-American characters that are real. Not even sure it would happen now. I think at times that she leav [...]

    4. I'm not sure when I began to suspect that the 'witches' Hagar and Tamar are not 'sisters', but different aspects of the same character. I could have been clued in by the 2-sided pillow, or the labyrinth that can be threaded two ways.This double-sided character is never explicitly identified as such, of course--but I would say it was pretty obvious from context. True, they do appear together in one scene--but it's extemporal, and also pretty extraneous, as if added as an afterthought. And there's [...]

    5. Found this in a stack of the books I saved to re-read, and now am wondering just why it took me so long to re-read it. Great story, change the name of the war, and it would fit in today. It's the story of 3 children, whose father is MIA in Vietnam. Their mother takes a job where there's no place for the kids so they are living with their grandparents. For younger readers, it's an enjoyable tale with good and bad magic, and the struggle for a young girl to fit in an unknown place. For older reade [...]

    6. I read this book as a child, and spent years searching out it's half forgotten and yet beloved story. I only dimly remembered the title (kept thinking herbs, herbs, WHICH herbs) and bits of plot (an embroidered pillow, twins, good vs evil, a forest and labyrinthian maze) and yet I continued to search. Finally, bless the good folk at rectsoksildren, I was gifted with the correct title and author and the information that it is out of print but readily available used. Twinkly friendly cyber-friends [...]

    7. When the father of eleven-year-old Holly and her twin siblings , Judy and Crockett, disappears during a mission in Vietnam, he is declared MIA, and the children go to their grandparents in a small town on the coast of Massachusetts. They are used to the city, and other children who are more like them (they are black). Lonely and not sure how to fit in, the children explore the maze and the junkyard, which initiates a chilling time travel where their lives, and their future selves, are at stake. [...]

    8. I'm prone to ask strangers for book suggestions, and this is one of the better ones I have received, of late. While, I'm not usually a fan of children protagonists I quite enjoyed this book. I'm hopeful that it is a decent representation of Norton's works; since I had previously be unaware of her existence and am now looking forward to reading more of what she has done. I finished this one in a sitting and thing it paired swimmingly with a rainy evening and a spot of tea.

    9. I remember reading this book in the actual 1970's. It had a certain charm that stayed with me all these years later.

    10. Completely engaging story with an emphasis on earth "magic" and inner resourcefulness and attitude choices

    11. This book held true to the magic and wonder I remember from reading it as a child. Now revisiting it as an adult I am no less impressed and enchanted than I was as a child. Andre Norton is an excellent story teller, and although her writing reflects popular usages of the time, now, 40 years later, the conventions do seem a little dated but of course that can be forgiven. Lavender Green Magic is the story of three siblings, Holly, Judy and Crocket Wade who come to live at their grandparent's Junk [...]

    12. This is the fifth book in Andre Norton's 'Magic' series for older children/young adults [Steel Magic, Octagon Magic, Fur Magic, and Dragon Magic precede it, although each are stand-alone books.] This book begins with Holly Wade and her younger (twin) brother & sister -- Crock and Judy traveling to the small town of Dimsdale to stay with grandparents they have never known. [Their father has been reported missing in action, their mother has sold their home in Boston & will be working as a [...]

    13. An older book -- and reads like it. Lots of long speeches by the characters. The plot could appeal to kids who are interested in the Salem Witch trials. This is a multicultural book.

    14. Written in 1974. Illustrated by Judith Gwyn Brown, who did The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I suppose this is a children's book, at least it's about children, perhaps it could be read to kids.Mrs. Pearl Wade, Holly (11), Crockett and Judy, are moving to Dimsdale from Boston to live with their grandparents because their father is a MIA in Viet Nam. They are black, and Holly is convinced they'll find prejudice. The grandparents live in a barn, in a junkyard.They find a old pillow, stuffed with lea [...]

    15. I remember reading this book as a kid--I even remember where it was shelved in the San Marco Library--so was eager to re-read the copy I bought at a local library book sale, library binding and all. It's not the most skillful of Andre Norton's books (it's a little heavy-handed with its depictions of good and evil and some of the folksy dialogue makes me cringe a bit), but it has some clever conceits.

    16. I hunted this one down, like Zenna Henderson's People as a book to own, rather than just having 'read'. It is a lesser known children's story about magic, belonging and the use of dream pillows. Well written, and wonderful from the perspective of it being also a book about multiracial belonging supportive extended family. Good for children especially those who have had to live with blended family, homelessness and the issues about what magic is truly about: wonder, and fantasy.

    17. Andre Norton was hands down my favorite author in junior high. This was one of my favorites, and one the ones I have gone back and read again as an adult. I think this is one of the ones I remember in particular because it was more character-driven. A fun book with a good message.

    18. Dated, lacking subtlety and nuance in plot development, flat characters, but a wonderful ambience that mostly makes up for all the faults. The detailed description of the place made me feel like I was there, or at least wanted to visit.

    19. An enchanting tale set in the mid-seventies. Two sisters and their friends discover magic in a hedge maze.

    20. LavenderAll about good and evil and the choices one can be drawn into making if one isn't careful. The fact that good wins and evil loses is standard for children's stories.

    21. The exposition was a little excessive, but the story was fun once it got going. A good read for anyone who likes stories about witches and time coils and whatnot.

    22. $1 for a brand-new Andre Norton book with a lovely cover by Tristan Elwell? Heck yeah! Greenbacks sometimes has great deals of young readers books.

    23. I first read this book as a middle schooler, and really liked it. But as an adult, the view of paganism was so very, very dated that it ruined the book for me.

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