Can magic and science live happily ever after?
When a local grocer zaps a shoplifter into a frog, Sarah and Ben know that something's afoot. After all, nothing they've learned in science class explains how this lady can turn troublemakers into toads. It's not surprising, then, that their teacher, Mr. Wyanth, doesn't believe a word of it. Undaunted, Sarah sets out, with Ben reluctantly in tow, to make a science project out of this mysterious magic-caster known as Anastasia Morningstar.
But Mr. Wyanth doesn't like what they're up to, and his quest for reason threatens Anastasia and the magical butterfly she secretly harbors. Soon Sarah and Ben are swept up in a rescue operation prophesized in a half-forgotten poem. In the end, it takes both imagination and a little scientific know-how to save the enchanted butterfly -- and Anastasia's very soul -- from extinction.
Originally published in an earlier version as Anastasia Morningstar and the Crystal Butterfly, Sarah and the Magic Science Project has been rewritten by the original author and features all-new illustrations. An enchanting tale for adventurous readers.close this panel
Hazel Hutchins is a master of intelligent and entertaining stories for young people. She has written more than 25 books for children and has won numerous awards, including the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Silver Birch Award, and inclusion in the White Raven Collection of the International Youth Library in Munich. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Christine Delezenne is the illustrator of Torrie and The Pirate Queen and a popular series of junior novels. This is her second book with Annick Press. She lives in Montreal.close this panel