Ice Magic by Matt Christopher

Ice Magic

byMatt ChristopherAs told byMatt Christopher

Paperback | September 30, 1987

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ICE MAGIC A strange power is at work in the rink... Pie Pennelli loves to play ice hockey, but he's got some problems: his hand-me-down skates are too big for him, and one of his teammates is always giving him a hard time. But Pie's troubles really begin when his next-door neighbors find an antique hockey game. They swear the game is magic and can predict every play Pie's team will make! When the magic game shows Pie immobilized in midgame, what does it mean for Pie on the ice?

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Title:Ice MagicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:151 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.38 inPublished:September 30, 1987Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316139912

ISBN - 13:9780316139915

Appropriate for ages: 1

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Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Aaron, age 11, Surrey, BCDo you have a fascination for the slight of hand, illusions, spells and curses that are magic? Do you crave the adrenaline filled fast-paced excitement and action of hockey, the sport that has swept our nation for the past century? If that is you, this book will blow you away!Pie Pennelli, a junior hockey player, has a few problems in his life: his skates, hand- me-downs from his elder brother, Pat, are about two sizes too big for him. A kid on his hockey team always gives him a hard time and continuously spews verbal abuse at him. Then, Pie's neighbours, fraternal twins, find a supposedly magical toy hockey set. The Byrd twins say that it is magic because, the game actually predicts each move in Pie's real on-ice hockey game. However, a cautionary note warns that the magic will disappear if an event happens in reverse, that is, first in the real game and then in the toy game. Sometimes, as Pie realizes, the future is best left unknown. Little knowledge is dangerous and having only a few facts encourages the human mind to speculate and come up with chaotic and sometimes unlikely future outcomes. As the mantra goes, yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery - and that is the way it should be. The combination of hockey and magic really make for great entertainment. I enjoyed reading this book and I hope you will too.