Jerry's Magic

(First in the series . . .) By W.W. Rowe

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Jerry's Magic
(First in the series . . .)
by W.W. Rowe

Do you believe in magic? Not ordinary magic — like pulling rabbits from a hat. Real magic. When something unbelievable happens that changes your life in amazing ways . . .

Subjects: Fiction, Young Readers

The first in a series of five Jerry's M—books

5 x 8, paperback, 96 pages

ISBN 10: 1-936012-66-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-936012-66-4

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Description

"Readers will find much to enjoy . . ." —Publishers Weekly


Do you believe in magic? Not ordinary magic — like pulling rabbits from a hat.  Real magic. When something unbelievable happens that changes your life in amazing ways.  Ten-year-old Jerry Shore is learning it from the Wonder-worker by the junkyard, who gives him magical objects (to sell for good money at school) and is teaching him The Look, which puts people under his power. But is he swindling his friends,or learning about ethics, character, and his higher self?

See below for links to all of Jerry's other entertaining adventures.

The series order is:

Jerry's Magic 
Jerry's Madness 
Jerry's Mystery 
Jerry's Mastery
Jerry's Magnificence

Early Praise, Publishers Weekly

"Rowe, a former college professor and author of literary criticism, turns his hand to a fiction series for middle-grade readers with the story of Jerry Shore. The novel is set in the U.S. just after WWII, and Jerry and his mother are mourning his father’s death in the war. When Jerry’s mother tells him that he is now responsible for their well-being, he determines to make as much money as possible. Not all of his moneymaking schemes work out, and not all of them are honest, but along the way Jerry foils a bank robbery and meets the Wonderworker, a man who puts Jerry in touch with his own highest nature. Jerry’s life and the lives of his friends and family are changed in unexpected and wonderful ways as a result of the knowledge the Wonderworker imparts. Readers will find much to enjoy in Jerry’s humor, his resiliency, and in the way he meets challenges head on." —Publishers Weekly

Ages 8–12. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/28/2014
Release date: 09/01/2014


“Rowe’s inspired, often wacky tale is full of surprises, narrative as well as spiritual. It’s what you might get if Huck Finn stumbled into the middle of The Razor’s Edge. Young readers may be entranced by it, they may be challenged by it, but they won’t forget it. This is not your mother’s Goodnight Moon!” —Dean Sluyter, author, Cinema Nirvana

 

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Jerry Shore is ten. He lost his dad five years ago in the Big War, and broke a finger putting his fist through a wall. He’s the man of the house and makes good money now, selling and renting magical objects he gets from the Wonderworker by the dump. And he’s learning The Look, which puts people under his power.

When some objects don’t work, burly Cromer Borkin and sneaky Willie Fielder lead the kids at school to demand their money back. He’s already spent it and would be in big trouble if not for The Doubler, which doubles money left in it overnight. Only pretty Suzie Steele still believes in him . . . and the Wonderworker, who cautions him not to misuse The Doubler and helps him discover his higher self.

Save $ on all 5 together

Click here to purchase the full Jerry's M— series (all 5 volumes together) and save an additional $3.05 over our individual-volume discounts.

About W.W. Rowe

W.W. Rowe lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his artist-writer wife Eleanor. He received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU, where he taught Russian and Comparative Literature. His publications include seven volumes of literary criticism and numerous award-winning children's stories.

Book Details

"Readers will find much to enjoy . . ." —Publishers Weekly


Do you believe in magic? Not ordinary magic — like pulling rabbits from a hat.  Real magic. When something unbelievable happens that changes your life in amazing ways.  Ten-year-old Jerry Shore is learning it from the Wonder-worker by the junkyard, who gives him magical objects (to sell for good money at school) and is teaching him The Look, which puts people under his power. But is he swindling his friends,or learning about ethics, character, and his higher self?

See below for links to all of Jerry's other entertaining adventures.

The series order is:

Jerry's Magic 
Jerry's Madness 
Jerry's Mystery 
Jerry's Mastery
Jerry's Magnificence

"Rowe, a former college professor and author of literary criticism, turns his hand to a fiction series for middle-grade readers with the story of Jerry Shore. The novel is set in the U.S. just after WWII, and Jerry and his mother are mourning his father’s death in the war. When Jerry’s mother tells him that he is now responsible for their well-being, he determines to make as much money as possible. Not all of his moneymaking schemes work out, and not all of them are honest, but along the way Jerry foils a bank robbery and meets the Wonderworker, a man who puts Jerry in touch with his own highest nature. Jerry’s life and the lives of his friends and family are changed in unexpected and wonderful ways as a result of the knowledge the Wonderworker imparts. Readers will find much to enjoy in Jerry’s humor, his resiliency, and in the way he meets challenges head on." —Publishers Weekly

Ages 8–12. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/28/2014
Release date: 09/01/2014


“Rowe’s inspired, often wacky tale is full of surprises, narrative as well as spiritual. It’s what you might get if Huck Finn stumbled into the middle of The Razor’s Edge. Young readers may be entranced by it, they may be challenged by it, but they won’t forget it. This is not your mother’s Goodnight Moon!” —Dean Sluyter, author, Cinema Nirvana

 

Jerry Shore is ten. He lost his dad five years ago in the Big War, and broke a finger putting his fist through a wall. He’s the man of the house and makes good money now, selling and renting magical objects he gets from the Wonderworker by the dump. And he’s learning The Look, which puts people under his power.

When some objects don’t work, burly Cromer Borkin and sneaky Willie Fielder lead the kids at school to demand their money back. He’s already spent it and would be in big trouble if not for The Doubler, which doubles money left in it overnight. Only pretty Suzie Steele still believes in him . . . and the Wonderworker, who cautions him not to misuse The Doubler and helps him discover his higher self.

Click here to purchase the full Jerry's M— series (all 5 volumes together) and save an additional $3.05 over our individual-volume discounts.

About W.W. Rowe

Larson Publications photo of author W.W. Rowe

W.W. Rowe lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his artist-writer wife Eleanor. He received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU, where he taught Russian and Comparative Literature. His publications include seven volumes of literary criticism and numerous award-winning children's stories.

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