Mr. Oddley's Toy Shop

      S.J. Armato
Mr. Oddley's Toy Shop

Before the holidays, the entire town is buzzing about the incredible toys Mr. Oddley makes. Why? Because his creations defy laws of physics; they appear magical: his flying discs return no matter where you throw them, spring toys climb up as well as down stairs, and more. Not everyone is happy about the toymaker's success, and that becomes a big problem for him and for our three young heroes.In book two of the Legendary Adventures of Maggie Golden series, Maggie, Molly, and Tim are back in an exciting new adventure: Mr. Oddley's Toy Shop. Right before the holiday season, the entire town starts buzzing about Mr. Oddley, the owner of an old rundown toy store, and about the incredible toys he makes. But why? Well, because his creations appear to defy the laws of physics; they work in a way that is magical: flying discs that always return no matter where you throw them, spring toys that climb up as well as down the stairs, and so much more. But-- is it magic or is something else going on? No one seems to care how it's done, though, and Mr. Oddley and his creations become an overnight sensation. The huge crowds of people that regularly line up outside his store couldn't be more delighted. But not everyone is happy about the toymaker's success, and that turns out to be a big problem for him and for our three young heroes. I'll meet you later at the toy shop. It's located at the corner of Memory Lane and Chance Street. But wear comfortable shoes. We'll probably be standing on line for a long, long time.
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    The If Bridge

      S.J. Armato
The If Bridge

What starts out as a pleasant little summer vacation for Maggie and her friends, Molly and Tim, becomes an extraordinary adventure that will forever transform their lives. These three best buddies unexpectedly find themselves thrust into the magical world of a brilliant sorceress, a mysterious bridge, and talking animals.When a severely injured Cooper Hawk begs a group of vacationing school kids for help, they find themselves drawn into a fierce battle being waged among the forest inhabitants for control of the ancient and powerful If Bridge, which has the power to undo the past.What starts out as a pleasant little summer vacation for Maggie and her friends, Molly and Tim, becomes an extraordinary adventure that will forever transform their lives. These three best buddies unexpectedly find themselves thrust into the magical world of a brilliant sorceress, a mysterious bridge, and talking animals. Manny, an old farmhand, Molly’s two spinster aunts, and her parents fight side-by-side with the three young friends in their struggle against the Wolf, the Vulture, and the Snake, who want to destroy the If Bridge. The three human friends join the Deer, the Bear, and the Hawk in their battle to prevent its destruction. Ultimately, they all find themselves fighting the age-old battle of good versus evil, defending a world of friendship and noble sacrifice against one of greed and treachery.
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