Stazy can’t believe her lousy luck…parents separated, new school, new (tiny!) house. And on the first day of Grade Seven Skills Class! Stazy is dyslexic and knew she’d need some extra help…but on the first day?? Even worse, the three snooty girls who’ve been giving her the eye all day are in her Skills Class.
Hali, Faye, and Rena have been friends forever, and aren’t ready to turn their threesome into four. So even when Stazy stumbles across their secret and they find out about hers, it takes more than a little magic to turn a trio into a foursome. It involves losing ghosts and finding wings. It requires listening to your intuition and to invisible friends.
"Wow! What a story! Nancy Hundal’s novel, Stazy and the Magic List, is filled with big feelings about growing up, friends, and belonging. This is a book with plenty of heart, humour, and even some Magic. Highly recommended for every middle grader.”
~ Norma Charles, author of Runner, Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man
"The reader is in for a treat with this middle-grade novel that combines Halloween, magic, secret identities, new friends, best friends, disability struggles, hidden ability empowerment, and learning to accept yourself and your friends for who they are. Grab a cozy blanket and enjoy this magical journey! Highly recommended." ~ Sheila Davies, teacher/librarian
Nancy Hundal has previously published ten picture books with HarperCollins, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, and Midtown Press. Oolichan Press published her middle-grade novel Kaleidoscopes and Butterfly Dreams , in 2009, and she self-published a YA novel, Song Angel, in 2018. Many of her books have been nominated for the BC Chocolate Lily Award, and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year. Her first picture book, I Heard My Mother Call My Name, won the BC Book Prize in 1991.
Hundal has recently retired from a thirty-seven year career as a teacher-librarian in Vancouver, BC. Stazy and the Magic List, which is about diversity, is the result of watching many students try to be the best friend they could be, even in challenging situations.
Hundal identifies as disabled, as she is deaf but able to hear almost normally with the help of a cochlear implant. See her website: nancyhundal.com