Mystery/fantasy fiction with educational workbook: THE MAGIC CAMERA includes a unit study workbook for use in the classroom or at home. The workbook contains puzzles, games, creative writing exercises, an art project, and Internet suggestions. The unit study is about Photography, and reading comprehension for the fiction mystery/fantasy story The Magic Camera by Natalie Buske Thomas.
Fiction story: Annabel wishes that life would change. She wants different parents, different teachers, different friends. Her mother gives her an old camera for her 13th birthday--The Magic Camera. Mom says, "Be careful what you wish for from now on." This story works on the theme of "abundance", developing a gratitude for the life that we have. It also touches upon common "growing pains" in kids this age, without being preachy. Kids enjoy the fast-paced story, parents and teachers are happy with the educational workbook and the character lessons.