Ian’s Magic has been a long time coming. The middle-grade chapter book was one of the first things I wrote and has been through many changes. But in February it will be available for purchase. In fact, you can pre-order it to your Kindle now at https://tinyurl.com/yxnszumv .
Ian Conner learned in the first grade he could perform magic using math. And this year, the prize for the annual math contest is $500! Ian really wants to win, but he knows classmate Thomas Martin will be stiff competition. Thomas wins every year. And this year he has a college tutor helping him prep for the contest!
Ian decides to study accelerated math, hoping it will help him win. But when the day of the competition arrives Ian must make a difficult choice – hope his studying helps him win fair and square – or cheat using his “math magic” to win the contest.
Math magic is not the only thing that Ian has to deal with in the fourth grade. He has a little brother who is jealous of his talents and he has to hide his ability to perform magic from the rest of the world. And if his math is not correct, the magic doesn’t work. He learns a lot about life and how math is used in everyday things and sometimes he wins the day. But what happens if you get the ratio wrong when mixing hair color for your little red-haired brother? Or can his little brother help him using physics when he falls off a cliff and gets stuck in a tree? Brothers can be a pain, but sometimes they are helpful.
I am truly excited about this book and I can’t wait to be able to show it to you. Maybe by spring I’ll be able to present it in person at a book signing or craft show, but in the meantime check out Ian’s Magic. You’ll agree, math can be magic.
What are you reading this week?