Sticks & Stones

Sticks Stones The kids in Upside Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control But that doesn t make them weird it only makes them human Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School and the Upsid

  • Title: Sticks & Stones
  • Author: Sarah Mlynowski Lauren Myracle Emily Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780545800495
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The kids in Upside Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control But that doesn t make them weird it only makes them human.Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School and the Upside Down Magic class is getting blamed Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil But that was an accident And, yes, most people weren t prepared for NoryThe kids in Upside Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control But that doesn t make them weird it only makes them human.Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School and the Upside Down Magic class is getting blamed Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil But that was an accident And, yes, most people weren t prepared for Nory to transform into a squippy that s half squid, half puppy but it s not like Nory meant to mix up paws and tentacles And while Bax does have the unfortunate magical condition of turning into a stone, he swears he has nothing to do with the rocky magic that s been happening in Dunwiddle s halls.When things get messy, it s easy to point your finger at the kids with the messiest magic But the Upside Down Magic students aren t going to let themselves get in trouble Instead, they re going to find out what s really going on and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.

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    1. In this adorable sequel, Nory and Bax are continuing to deal with their upside down magic, this time facing a petition to get rid of the UDM program after some mysterious things start happening at school. Can the UDM students prove it wasn’t them, or will they be banished for being too dangerous? Readers of Upside Down Magic will love the second book in this series. Our favorite characters return, and as we get to know them better they become even more lovable. With great lessons of empathy an [...]

    2. Sticks and Stones is a sweet story about a group of students who need help with their magic. So they attend this special school in order to learn how to handle their magic. I love how this story mirrors special education students and how everyone can learn!

    3. Nory has trouble controlling her magic. She can transform into a kitten, but she can’t hold the shape, so she ends up with the head of a goat, which makes her a koat. What she has is called upside down magic, and along with a few other kids who are struggling to control their own powers, she’s in a special class at Dunwiddle Magic School. But when strange things start happening in the halls, the other kids want to blame the students in her class and get them kicked out of the school forever. [...]

    4. This book deserves to be 5 star rating because it is delightful. The words used in the book are unique. The book is remarkable because it is relatable and it has adorable sequel. Nory and Bax are continuing to deal with their upside down magic, this time facing a petition to get rid of the UDM program after some mysterious things start happening at school. It also speaks about bullying and children can use their disabilities to their advantage. This book relates to me because I am still trying t [...]

    5. Even though this was a pretty short read (For me, at least), it was great! I liked it as much as the first one. Cute, funny, quirky, and then there’s kittenball. How I truly wish kittenball were real! KIIIIIITTTTTTTTTEEEENNNNNNNNNSSSS/Users/Madeline/Desktop/Randomness/Gifs and gifs and gifs/Bowling cat!f

    6. 3.5 stars. Super darn cute. Better than the first installment by far and the themes of acceptance and diversity and fabulously and not so subtly interwoven. I loved Bax, he was a sweet character. Enjoyable and I can't wait to pass it off to my students to love magic as much as me.

    7. My seven-year-old son picked out this book based on the cover. He loves cats! It was a terrific choice.This is a children's fantasy book about a group of kids whose magic is wonky. They call it upside-down magic. The kids are part of a new program at Dunwiddle School of Magic, and all they want to do is fit in. It's tough when some stuck up kids don't want them around and try to get them kicked out of the school. There were plenty of funny bits, mystery, and tension. My son loved kittenball as a [...]

    8. A bit of anti-bullying is included in this book and it's done very well. Considering that it's a child's book, everything does wrap up fairly neatly, but I'm pleased that the bully doesn't become friends with the people she's picking on. I love realism in my fiction (when done right) and it would not have made sense. (view spoiler)[The bully is praised for her activism (she starts a petition and gets a good number of signatures) and standing up for what she thinks, but then it's explained that s [...]

    9. The science in this book is completely inaccurate (yes there is real science even in sci-fi magical novels). For example a squid does not have tentacles - yet the author refers to the squid version of the main character having tentacles that suctioned her firmly onto objects. Squid have no such ability. That aside, the story is clever and most children would love to read it. I found several of the adult characters to be shallow and stereotyped though. I also found there to be a very strong polit [...]

    10. Normally I don't read books for this age level, after all I am 48 years old!! But I saw great reviews and wanted to give it a try. The book was great. Wonderful storyline, likeable characters that young readers can relate to. One thing I loved was that the authors were so descriptive of everything, and it did not weigh the story down at all. The book was in constant motion, such as children are as well. The quirky teachers, divorced parents, kids just trying to fit in all completely relatable t [...]

    11. My thoughts – This is a beautifully written sequel to Upside Down Magic. Nory and Bax are still attempting to find their rhythm with their upside down magic. They are both still in the Upside Down Magic class at Dunwiddle Magic School with the same classmates. However, this time they have tutors within the school to help them try to have a better grasp on their magic and why it keeps turning out so much more different then everyone else.They are being tutored by the coach is is helping them [...]

    12. A fun read (or listen, actually, and I think the narrator does a fantastic job). I didn’t like it as much as the first. I missed some of the characters, but I did like getting to know one of the other kids from the UDM class as well as another teacher at the school I really like that Coach surprised me. I didn’t think I’d like him, but he turned out pretty awesome.

    13. Our whole family sat down and read this together just like we did the first one in this series. We all enjoyed it and got many laughs together. A great magical children's story that also has a big lesson on what it's like being different or being an outcast. Children learn that it's ok to be different. In fact it's what makes us all special. We have decided to read the 3rd one together now!

    14. When things get messy, it's easy to point your finger at the kids with the messiest magic. But the Upside-Down Magic students aren't going to let themselves get in trouble. Instead, they're going to find out what's really going on-and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.I love these upside down kids! Spunky group!

    15. 4th to 5th grade levelbasically this book is a repetition of the first book except new conflictsNow there is stuff turning into rocks, and the whole school is blaming the UDM studens. After every single student at the school's locker items all turn into stone, students start thinking that the UDM students are dangerous.

    16. The upside down magic adventures continue in this wonderful series featuring kids whose magic doesn't work quit right. In this installment things are turning to stone and the rest of the school is blaming the upside down magic class. Who could be doing this? I love the acceptance and friendship themes.

    17. I have read this book a lot here are the things I like about this book : first off I love magic second of all I love cats and LOVE dragons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! things I hate : how nory has been bullied also Marigold shouldn't be bullied she's my second favorite character

    18. i liked it because you can see problems that Amy had and how she fixes them and i hope that the Author keeps on writing more books about Amy. i also liked this book because it has some magic but not to much.

    19. So cute! I love the characters and the setting. Specifically, I like how this book and series shows a team coming together. It's fun to read and experience the process of the kids/team learning to value their individual strengths.

    20. Cute and short, but yet focusing on serious subjects such as depression and its effect on people. This would be a great read-along for parents and children.

    21. Excellent sequel, even better than the first. Good quick read. Would especially be good for anyone who's struggled with feeling different or not fitting in. Can't wait for the sequel.

    22. Such a cute series. I really enjoyed this one. A great way to teach kids about being inclusive. Full review to come.

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