The Misadventures of Salem Hyde #1
by Frank Cammuso
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Amulet Books
Little Salem Hyde has a bit of a spelling problem. Spell-casting to be a little more precise. She is a rather spontaneous and untrained little witch who is wreaking havoc at her new school. Her parents have forbid her from doing magic while there, but sometimes she just can't help it! This probably wouldn't be such a bad thing if she could only get her spells correct. Her aunt intervenes by hiring her a M.A.C. - Magical Animal Companion. Her M.A.C. may look like your typical cat, but he is anything but ordinary. Hopefully with Whammy's help, Salem can become a better speller of words as well as caster of spells. Frank Cammuso is brilliant at creating his characters through illustration as well as dialogue. This new series will surely be enjoyed by boys and girls second grade and up.