Unfamiliar Magic by R. C. Alexander

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Desi is a witch. And she knows she could be a great witch—if only her mom would teach her any spells. Unfortunately, Desi’s mom is more concerned with keeping them safe and their abilities hidden.

When her mom leaves town under mysterious circumstances, it should be Desi’s perfect opportunity to explore magic on her own. But Desi has been left in the care of the most unusual babysitter of all time: her pet cat—also her mom’s familiar—now transformed into a teenage girl named Cat. And Cat has only three goals: Learn how to eat sushi with her new hairless monkey paws, get the awkward boy next door to pay for her sushi, and keep Desi out of trouble. And that means no magic.

Yeah, right!

This hilarious and high-spirited fantasy is perfect for cat lovers, embattled siblings, and anyone who yearns to find the magic in everyday life.

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About R. C. Alexander

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R. C. Alexander lives in Florida. This is his first novel.
Published April 12, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 370 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alexander’s debut mixes a comical magical adventure with a light-hearted teen romance within a contemporary setting.

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Publishers Weekly

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Twelve-year-old Desi and her mother are witches who have always hidden their magical abilities, moving from place to place for reasons that her mother won't share.

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New York Journal of Books

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Angry that her mom left without even a goodbye, Desi becomes bored and tries a few spells and tricks of her own that go seriously amiss.Devil—now renamed “Cat” to fit her new incarnation—will not leave Desi’s side, making Desi resentful and frustrated because the girl/feline cannot adjust to her ...

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Kidz World

Unfortunately, their cat, who conveniently goes by the name Cat, doesn’t know how to act like a human.

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