A Pinch of Magic Debut introducing Julie Abe author of Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

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Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Utterly Charming!

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch book cover

Once Upon A Time is excited to host debut author Julie Abe as she introduces us to her new book Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch published by Little Brown for Young Readers. 

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Maureen's review:

"This utterly charming debut by Julie Abe will win the hearts of young readers and parents alike with its tale of a semi-magical witch sent on a quest to earn her Novice Witch rank. With a “wink” to angel Clarence of It’s A Wonderful Life, who was sent to earth to get his wings, Abe’s young Eva Evergreen has her mission “to always do good”, for her adopted village of Auteri and to guard and protect the village from the all-dreaded Culling. With only a minimal amount of magic in her arsenal, she uses her strong mechanical and repair abilities to make up for what she lacks in powerful magic. Eva calls on her new found friends of Auteri in this race-to-the-finish adventure that has more story left to tell. This will be one terrific read aloud as well as an accessible tale to delight newly independent readers. Julie Abe is an author to watch!"

About the Book: Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic...

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test: 

One: Help your town, do good all around. 
Two: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon. 
Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep. 

When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

Julie Abe author photo provided by publisher

About the Author: Julie Abe is the author of the EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH middle grade fantasy series. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures.

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A Pinch of Magic Debut introducing Julie Abe author of Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch
Time: Aug 2, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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$16.99
SKU: 9780316493888a
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Preorders will receive:

  • 1 of 3 limited edition Eva & Ember vinyl stickers (Green, blue or holographic design chosen at random)

  • Official bookmark

  • Signed and personalized bookplate (hardcover orders only)

"This utterly charming debut by Julie Abe will win the hearts of young readers and parents alike with its tale of a semi-magical witch sent on a quest to earn her Novice Witch rank. With a “wink” to angel Clarence of It’s A Wonderful Life, who was sent to earth to get his wings, Abe’s young Eva Evergreen has her mission “to always do good”, for her adopted village of Auteri and to guard and protect the village from the all-dreaded Culling. With only a minimal amount of magic in her arsenal, she uses her strong mechanical and repair abilities to make up for what she lacks in powerful magic. Eva calls on her new found friends of Auteri in this race-to-the-finish adventure that has more story left to tell. This will be one terrific real aloud as well as an accessible tale to delight newly independent readers. Julie Abe is an author to watch!"

— From Staff Picks by Maureen


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