The Misadventures of Salem Hyde
On the first pages of this graphic novel for younger readers, Salem Hyde turns her school crossing guard into a dinosaur. Salem's parents don't have magical powers so they ask her Aunt Martha for advice: Salem needs an animal companion. Salem really wants a unicorn, so when Percival J. Whamsford III, M.A.C. (magical animal companion) shows up at the door she is not thrilled. Whammy writes up a standard contract with the family to teach Salem how to use her witching abilities. Fast forward to the school spelling bee--Salem thinks that Whammy has quit, she casts a spell to help her win the spelling bee which turns out disastrous until Whammy returns to save the day. Number 2 in the Salem Hyde series will be debuting in May of 2014. Recommended for 2nd grade and up.
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