Magenta McPhee by Catherine Bateson

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Life is treating Magenta McPhee pretty well. She's writing the next great fantasy trilogy, and she's going to be in her mom's upcoming wedding. But what to do about her dad, who lost his job months ago and just mopes around the local library? Magenta decides to go to an online dating service, playing the role of her father, until her good intentions backfire. As Magenta comes clean to her father and the woman she inadvertently strung along, she realizes that her dad may not be totally hopeless. While job hunting in the library, he's caught the attention of a certain librarian. Here is a touchingly realistic tale about relationships, good intentions, and growing up.

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Catherine Bateson started her writing career as a poet. She has since published two collections of poetry and several novels for children and young adults, including "Stranded in Boringsville", which "Kirkus Reviews" commended as "rewarding" and "refreshing." She lives in Belgrave, Australia, with her two children and their dog. Her website is
Published March 1, 2010 by Holiday House. 171 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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The heroine of the fantasy trilogy she’s writing has a new lover, but how can she write about kissing when she hasn’t tried it herself?

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