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Where’s My Wand?

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Where’s My Wand?: One Boy’s Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting
Eric Poole
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (us.penguingroup.com)
Eric is a boy growing up during the time of Bewitched, shag carpeting, and mothers who were trying to balance their lives through the dual lenses of Donna Reed and Betty Friedan. His never-available mother insists the shag carpeting be raked so that it doesn’t have footprints. His absent father doesn’t interfere. Gay and isolated, he tries very hard to make sense of his world and to manipulate it so that it isn’t quite so scary. Lacking more substantial resources, he ties on an old chenille bathroom, assumes his Endora persona, and casts spells to try and change his world. Perfect for the beach, this is a light, wryly funny story that anyone older than cell phones can relate to. Just don’t confuse the sand with shag carpeting.
—Angel Curtis

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