Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1)

Book 1 of 4 in the Upside-Down Magic Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 4n/a3.726913
From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.

It’s never easy when your magic goes wonky.

For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time—a dritten.

For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure.

For Andres, wonky magic means he’s always floating in the air, bouncing off the walls, or sitting on the ceiling.

For Bax, a bad moment of magic will turn him into a . . . actually, he’d rather not talk about that.

Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class. In their classroom, lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments. Because it’s always amazing, the trouble a little wonky magic can cause . . .

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 29, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545800455
ISBN-13: 9780545800457
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  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolFriday, June 26, 2020 at 2:03 pm55 stars
    The big test is tomorrow, and Nory still can't manage to turn into a black cat without something wonky happening afterward. Nory has to get in Sage Academy, the school her siblings go to, and the school her dad is headmaster of. This book is interesting, and I recommend it to people who enjoy books written by Liesl Shurtliff. Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it to people in elementary and middle school. I rate this 5/5.
    • hedgeguin2
      hedgeguin2Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm33 stars
      I might be a little bit too young for this book... but it’s still good! :P This is about a girl named Nora, who has a talent of a Fluxer, a person who can turn into animals by command, but a wonky one. (There are 5 types of magic people can become: A Flyer, a Fluxer, a Fuzzy, a Flare, and a Flicker.) No matter what, she always seems to turn into a mixture of animals. She is trying to get into Sage Academy, who’s headmaster is her father, but fails. So, her father sends her to live with her aunt, and to go to Dunwiddle’s Upside Down Magic class. There, she learns it’s ok to be different, and it doesn’t stop you from making friends, even if it’s hard. This is a cool book, and I recommend it to kids ages 8-10. (But really, you can read this at any age you want) ;)
      • bsc
        bscFriday, June 5, 2020 at 7:55 am44 stars
        I liked this book. Nori has magic. All the kids do, when they manifest. Exect, instead of being able to turn into a cat, she turns into an cat dragon. Now her dad sends her to a school for wonky magic. There she makes friends with kids who ar like her. I give this book 4 stars.
        • c01e
          c01eWednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8:43 am55 stars
          Loved it !!! Can;t get Enough
          • chocolate168
            chocolate168Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm55 stars
            • NoryFriday, July 26, 2019 at 7:27 am
              this is the best book ever its like awesome !!!!
              • icefireTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm
                THE! BEST! BOOK! EVER!
                • Happy Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:44 am
                  Imagine you had magic abilities. The different kinds of magics in this book include flying, becoming an animal, going invisible, talking to animals, and making fire. The authors of Upside Down Magic are Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins. The setting of this book is Dunwittle Middle School and Nory’s Aunt Margo’s house. It takes place in present day. Nory is the protagonist, She can turn into different animals until her magic started to go wonky. Nory is a native american with poofy hair. The antagonist is mostly her power because she tries really hard to be normal when her magic goes wonky. One conflicted is Nory ends up goes away with her aunt that she barely knows. Norys aunt lives in a small town in a small house. They always eat pizza after school. Conflicted two is one of her friends are in danger and could be lost for ever. The turning point of the second conflict is Nory helps her friend by using her magic. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stores on magic.very good!!!
                  • brooklynnlea
                    brooklynnleaMonday, July 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm55 stars
                    it is awosome
                    • Savage😜😜😜Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm
                      Love it!!!😋😋😋