Synopses & Reviews
Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, theyandrsquo;re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and sheandrsquo;ll need Whammyandrsquo;s help to sort it all out.
Praise for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two
andquot;Cammusoandrsquo;s lively art conveys wonderful expressions with just a few strokes, and young readers will enjoy the humor of Salemandrsquo;s predicaments. Salem manages to give Edgar a memorable birthday party, and readers a very fun book.andquot;
andquot;With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesnandrsquo;t disappoint.andquot;
andquot;Salem Hyde is a whimsical character. The bright two-color pink and black illustrations convey the spunky heroineandrsquo;s energy. Dark shadows lend volume and height where needed. Frames, wide and magnified in varying degrees, are filled with action and high jinks.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;Fans of the likes of and#39;Calvin and Hobbesand#39; will inhale this comic stripandndash;style graphic novel series. Mischievous and impulsive, Salem is a Calvin-esque heroine for the next generation, and the book is pure gleeful fun, laced with heart and some food for thought.andquot;
Young witch Salem Hyde needs an idea for her science project, and she needs it fast. While on a field trip to the Natural History Museum, Salem decides that dinosaurs are the perfect answer. She uses magic to cut corners but finds that her efforts have disastrous results when the egg she brings home hatches during the night. Good thing Whammy is there to help Salem keep the baby dinosaur out of trouble and clean up this magical mess! Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers.
When Salemandrsquo;s school puts on an ice pageant during winter break, our reluctant witch is determined to be a snow angel. But thereandrsquo;s one problem: Salem doesnandrsquo;t know how to skate. So instead of preparing for the Frosty Follies, sheandrsquo;s stuck babysitting her neighborandrsquo;s son, Fergus. Just when Salem thinks her winter break is ruined, sheandrsquo;s offered the part of a snow angel. Now she just has to figure out how to balance her responsibilities and learn to skate before the big show. With a little magical help and some advice from the overanxious cat Whammy, Salem is sure she can get everything done . . . unless it all snowballs out of control first!
About the Author
Frank Cammuso is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, the creator of the popular middle school graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table, and the illustrator of several beginning-reader graphic books, including Ottoandrsquo;s Orange Day for TOON Books. He lives in Syracuse, New York.