The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

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Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them--older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite.
Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family. A highly satisfying classic-in-the-making full of spine-tingling moments, this is a delightful time-travel novel for the whole family.
 

About Annie Barrows

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When she was a kid, Annie Barrows never once went to camp. She never took any classes. She never played a sport. She wasn't a Girl Scout. What a weirdo. She lives in Berkeley, California. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 10, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Miri, singleton daughter sandwiched between two sets of twins, feels depressingly ordinary.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Magic Half

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Not only is 11-year-old Miri a middle child, but she's stuck between two sets of twins, neither of which will let Miri tag along as they explore the nooks and crannies of the family's new

Dec 17 2007 | Read Full Review of The Magic Half

Gr 3–6—Miri sometimes feels left out as the only non-twin in her family, sandwiched between older twin brothers and younger twin sisters. But after her family moves to an old farmhouse, Miri discovers a mysterious piece of glass taped on her bedroom wall. The glass acts as a portal, allowing Miri...

Nov 01 2014 | Read Full Review of The Magic Half

Gr 3–6—Miri sometimes feels left out as the only non-twin in her family, sandwiched between older twin brothers and younger twin sisters. But after her family moves to an old farmhouse, Miri discovers a mysterious piece of glass taped on her bedroom wall. The glass acts as a portal, allowing Miri...

Nov 01 2014 | Read Full Review of The Magic Half

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