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Yuri’s Brush with Magic

Yuri’s Brush with Magic by Maureen C. Wartski

Yuri’s Brush with Magic explores a generations-old family conflict, bullying, and the healing power of nature and storytelling; featuring Japanese fairytales and a sea turtle conservation theme. (For ages 8-12)

ISBN 978-0-9824542-5-1

“Filled with compelling characters, Japanese lore, and baby sea turtles, Yuri’s Brush with Magic will keep young readers and parents alike as enthralled as if Yuri were reading it aloud herself, for Maureen Wartski’s beautiful prose lingers in the mind long after the tale is done.” — UNC Libraries | Read NC Novels

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About the Author
Maureen Crane Wartski was born in Ashiya, Japan, in a house by the sea. As a child, she listened to stories and folk tales told by her aunts, and these folk tales as well as an early introduction to classical literature influenced many of her young adult and middle-grade novels. A former high school English teacher and regular contributor to Boy’s Life, Wartski authored fourteen books for children and young adults. Her young adult novel A Boat to Nowhere won the distinguished Bank Street Award.