The Magic Hat of Mortimer Wintergreen
About the Book
In 1890’s South Dakota, Amy and Joshua escape from their mean Aunt Vootch. They plan to find their grandparents in New York, and manage to team up with a traveling magician, Mortimer Wintergreen, who is also New York bound. Mortimer owns a truly magic hat with a temperamental, mischievous mind of its own. Adventures abound as their way is blocked by outlaws, runaway hot-air balloons, geese, and their persistent Aunt Vootch. But the hat is always ready for action.
“Buoyant comedy. A fine addition to stories that truly entertain.”—Kirkus pointer review. A Junior Literary Guild Selection.
About the Author
Myron Levoy's Young Adult novels have received many honors including ALA Best books, U. S. National Book Award Finalist, and the national awards of Holland, Austria, and Germany for Alan and Naomi, which was made into a motion picture.
His work frequently depicts outsiders-often with humor-searching for identity and connection, with growing insight into their own true selves.