The Witch of Bloor Street by Beth Pollock

The Witch of Bloor Street

byBeth Pollock

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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Sixth-grader Maggie Ito believes she has been cursed by the Witch of Bloor Street. While her friends all seem to be best at something - Sasha is best at art, Alice is the most musical, and even her nemesis Jarrett Johnson is the fastest runner - Maggie believes the curse is keeping her from being best at anything. Her attempts to break it become increasingly far-fetched, but her luck is still bad.With the help of her friends and a supportive teacher, Maggie finds confidence in her own abilities and the strength to confront her "witch." [Fry Reading Level - 4.0

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BETH POLLOCK lives in Toronto, Ontario. This is her third book in the Streetlights series. Her Streetlights novel The Next Step was chosen as a Resource Links Year's Best in 2009.
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Title:The Witch of Bloor StreetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552775364

ISBN - 13:9781552775363

Appropriate for ages: 8

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The rich cast of secondary characters, including Maggie's parents and small circle of understanding friends, help flesh out this satisfying story, which is told in Maggie's humorous, self-deprecating voice. Because Maggie is a particularly innocent sixth grader, readers as young as third grade can enjoy this window into the middle-school world and will hope to have friends like Magnolia and Sasha.