Written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh. First edition, 2002. Walter Lorraine Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
"Everybody knew Lulu could never be the one. But that summer it was Lulu's turn. Hoping to discover the next magician in the family, each summer Uncle Jerry picked a different nephew or niece to assist him in his Traveling Magic Show. Lulu's Uncle Jerry was the magician of his Traveling Magic Show. Lulu's Uncle Jerry was the magician of his generation. The chosen one. For in True Magic Families, only one member of each generation was born with the magician's touch. Real magic. It was a genetic quirk that no one could explain. Either you had it or you didn't."
"Lulu could never be the magician in her generation, because Lulu was adopted. But that summer Uncle Jerry the Great lets Lulu join his magic show anyway, because even without real magic, she could still be a good assistant. All she needed to do was warm up the crowd with a few simple card tricks, but Lulu couldn't even do that - until she found the hat."
And when she did, she reclaimed her magic.
Award-winning author Susan Meddaugh (1944- ) has written and/or illustrated nearly forty books.
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