A Mid-Semester Night's Dream by Margaret Meacham

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What seventh-grader hasn't wished for a little magic now and then to smooth the course of true love? Magic certainly seems like the only thing that will get Ben to notice Morgan, and lo and behold, it shows up in the person of Gretta Fleetwing, a tiny, puckish fairy-godmother-in-training whom Morgan finds one day in her old dollhouse. What Gretta lacks in size, she more than makes up for in daring, ambition, and wit. She casts one spell after another upon the mortal fools, with disastrous and often hilarious results, until the sought-after Ben finally comes to his senses and finds the courage to begin a friendship with Morgan. Junior-high angst mingles nicely with magic's unintended consequences in this fun play on Shakespeare; it's all trickery and mismatched couples until everything comes together as neatly and satisfyingly as in the original.

About Margaret Meacham

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Margaret Meacham is the author of "A Mid-Semester Night's Dream", a companion title to this one. "School Library Journal" observed, "The characters are warm and genuine and readers who are not quite ready for Ann Brashares's "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" will enjoy this glimse of one girl's encounters with magic, mayhem and growing up." She lives in Maryland. To find out more, you can visit her website at www.margaretmeacham.com.
Published January 1, 2004 by Scholastic. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Attitude-laden Gretta, in her first year at the Fairy Godmother Training Academy, is supposed to be observing human life and helping Morgan only by sharing her "fairy wisdom," but when Morgan tells her about her crush on Ben and her wish to go with him to the Mid-Semester Dance, the fledgling fai...

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