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The magic word  Cover Image Book Book

The magic word / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Elise Parsley.

Barnett, Mac, (author.). Parsley, Elise, (illustrator.).


Tired of his babysitter asking him to use the magic word, Paxton C. Heymeyer triggers a series of fantastical misadventures when he realizes he can get what he wants by saying "alakazoomba" instead of "please."

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062354846
  • ISBN: 0062354841
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
AD480L Lexile
Decoding demand: 57 (medium) Semantic demand: 68 (high) Syntactic demand: 63 (high) Structure demand: 78 (high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 185165.
Awards Note:
Show-Me Readers Choice Award, 2019
Subject: Word (Linguistics) > Juvenile fiction.
Etiquette > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Children > Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Childrens stories.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 62 of 66 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 0 current holds with 66 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pulaski County Library-Waynesville E BAR (Text) 33642010071181 WAY Stories Available -

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