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Chester and the Magic 8 Ball (2023)  

A Middle-Grade Novel 

Twelve-year-old Georgia is convinced her rescue dog can tell the future with a spin of her Magic 8 Ball. She wants to believe Chester when he reassures her that the “outlook is good” for her parents’ troubled marriage. But when it’s a matter of life and death, Chester stops cooperating, and Georgia must learn the difference between probability and magic. She must discover her own power to increase the odds of a happy ending.

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"An uplifting middle-grade story that meets sadness head-on and cuddles up to what’s important in life."

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Lynn Katz judiciously uses humor to soften the seriousness of topics that typical middle-grade readers encounter in their own lives. This book will engage readers as they gauge the probability of whether Georgia will be able to fix the broken parts of her life. Georgia and her sidekick are a duo that I was rooting for the entire way as they boldly took action to change things for the better."

Author, Kimberly Behre Kenna

"Five Stars... I am completely under Chester’s spell... an extraordinarily moving and uplifting story about growing up and love for your friends, family, and strangers."

Melanie Kennedy for Reader's Favorite
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