Classroom Ideas: The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, Illustrated by Katherine Quinn

Classroom Ideas: The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, Illustrated by Katherine Quinn
How to Use These Notes:

This story works on many levels. These suggested activities are therefore for a wide age and ability range. Please select accordingly.

Discussion Questions and Activities

Before reading

Before reading The Magic of Magnolia Moon, view the cover and title of the book. Identify the following:

  • The title of the book
  • The author
  • The illustrator
  • The publisher
  • The blurb

Based on the cover, what do you think this story is about? How do you think it will begin/end? Revisit your answer after reading the story to see if your predictions were correct.

What does the term ‘magic’ mean to you? Before reading The Magic of Magnolia Moon, write down your definition of what magic means, and some examples of magic is books, TV shows or movies you like/ Return to your list after reading the book. Has your idea of magic changed? Can you think of any examples of everyday magic inspired by Magnolia?

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15 November 2021

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Publisher details

The Magic of Magnolia Moon
Authors
Edwina Wyatt, Katherine Quinn
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
06 October, 2021
ISBN
9781760652722

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 6+.

For Magnolia Moon, magic is a way to solve problems. And when you're starting a new class at school and your best friend doesn't live across the road anymore, problems seem to come easily.

In her latest adventure, Magnolia Moon invents everyday magic to help her navigate the pitfalls of friendship, school, family, and being ten. A lyrical and imaginative tale which highlights everyday wonders through Magnolia's curious and observant nature.
Katherine Quinn
About the author

Katherine Quinn

Katherine Quinn lives in Pakipaki {Maori for applause} on a little hill in the New Zealand countryside, with her family and cat Rosie, who is scared of everything except bulls.

Books by Katherine Quinn

Edwina Wyatt
About the author

Edwina Wyatt

Edwina Wyatt is an Australian children’s author.She grew up in Sydney and worked as a lawyer and a high school teacher before becoming a writer of books for young readers. Her debut junior fiction novel The Secrets of Magnolia Moon (Walker Books) was awarded the CBCA Honour Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and shortlisted for the Readings’ Children’s Book Prize. She has received three CBCA Notables for her picture books.Edwina lives in country Victoria with her husband, two children, and too many animals. She is represented by Lindsay Davis Auld at Writers House.

Books by Edwina Wyatt

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