THE MAGIC SKATEBOARD by Enid Richemont

THE MAGIC SKATEBOARD

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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A half-hour of magical events occupies an entire chapter book: Danny's meeting with an ominous-looking woman takes a turn for the best when he lets her try his skateboard. After she vanishes, wishing him Christmas cheer, he discovers that if he imagines skateboarding in a particular place he'll be there- -whether it's up the side of a building, high above the Eiffel Tower, or zooming through space (as captured in Ormerod's lively drawings). After using Queen Elizabeth's royal bathroom, he heads home and the magic lapses; but Danny now believes himself capable of new and amazing tricks on his own--and thus is. This earnest tale of wishes fulfilled is a little too drawn out for good readers; the only suspense is provided by Danny's not knowing how long the magic will last. But fans of the sport who occasionally open a book may find this one to their liking. (Fiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56402-132-7
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1993




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