Wart by Anna Myers

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Stewart has plenty of reasons to dislike his new art teacher, Wanda Gibbs. Not only did she give him the awful nickname "Wart" at school but she has also started dating his dad. She must have placed his dad under some sort of spell, which is entirely possible since, according to her very own son, she also happens to be a witch. But nobody, including Stewart's father, will believe this outlandish accusation, even though Wanda suggests that if Stewart will support her, she might use her magic to his benefit. Stewart can't help but notice his athletic ability mysteriously improves every time Wanda shows up at his basketball games. Is it really magic, or is it just Stewart's imagination? It's going to take a lot of ingenuity to solve the mystery of Wanda Gibbs.
 

About Anna Myers

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When Anna Myers was finishing the first grade she announced to her family that instead of graduating to second grade, she would spend the next year teaching the little first graders. Though she didn't begin her teaching career at 7, she did at 22, and taught teenagers her entire life. Anna is the author of more than one dozen books for Walker & Company, including "Tulsa Burning," a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, "Flying Blind," an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and "Assassin," an Oklahoma Book Award winner. This is her first foray into contemporary humor. Anna lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband John. Visit her Web site at www.annamyers.info.
 
Published July 15, 2009 by Walker Childrens. 228 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Myers really raids the thematic cupboard for this semi-serious tale of an eighth-grader who becomes convinced that his widowed dad and little sister have fallen under the spell of a beautiful witch.

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