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The Magic Camera Description: Fast-read page-turner for kids (target age 10-12) and adults alike! Suspenseful mysterious book with good values and life lessons."The Magic Camera" was originally published as a trade paperback and was later adapted to the stage. A children's theater group performed the play in a live theater setting. The Kindle version was published in March 2012, and has recently been updated with a new cover.
Jacket blurb: Annabel looked through the lens at her family. Oh how she wished they would all act a little more normal. She snapped the pictures and then developed them herself in her photography class. How strange, these weren't the pictures she took... In these pictures her family looked, well, more normal. The picture of her teacher was different too. And the ones of the popular kids at school. Just like she'd wished!
In fact, everyone was different. And not just in the pictures...
Annabel got what she wished for. The popular kids wanted her, the cutest boy in school wanted her, her teachers were fun and her family was normal. But...
This wasn't what Annabel expected. And, she discovered, it wasn't what she wanted after all. Now she must find a way to undo what the Magic Camera had done.
"The Magic Camera" is an exciting fantasy adventure chapter book that even reluctant readers finish fast. Readers who have graduated to chapter books, but prefer a shorter faster-moving book, will be enchanted by "The Magic Camera". It's a quick read, but meaty enough to provide confidence, exposure to new vocabulary and ideas, and a sense of reading accomplishment.
Please visit Natalie Buske Thomas' author page for more information about her other titles, including new book "Fred Born Gifted: Resource Guide to the Gifted and Differently Wired". She also writes a mystery series for adult readers, the Serena Wilcox Mysteries.
"The book is easy to read, and has comfortable dialog that kids will relate to." -- THE BENTON COURIER
"I really enjoyed reading The Magic Camera even though it it a kid's book. It is wonderful, ingenius." -- Anon reader from U.S.
"There are certain books that I just can't put down. This is one of them." -- About.com Kid Reviewer
NEWLY RELEASED FOR KINDLE: The Magic Camera is a 2012 release for Kindle. The original version was published in paperback in 2000. The Magic Camera was also adapted for stage.