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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Crabtree Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464557
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Mattie, Ariel, and Nicki are fast friends facing the pitfalls of life at thirteen. Mattie’s kitschy pig collection and agoraphobic mother might completely derail her social life. Ariel’s attempts to follow in Rachel Ray’s culinary footsteps have landed her in hot water. And Nicki is carrying a secret that threatens to cut her off from her best friends. After discovering a mysterious book of spells and performing a ritual, the girls leave their troubles far behind—or so they think.

Julie Crabtree’s wonderfully funny novel captures the everyday lives of three quirky, engaging girls, and shows that some wishes may be better left unfulfilled.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Discovering Pig Magic is about secrets and power and love and fear, and about defying other people’s expectations to become the person you want to grow up to be. Both comic and serious, this promising debut appeals to lovers of magic as its engaging trio of characters learns to sort faith from fake.”

    Julie Schumacher, author of The Book of One Hundred Truths and Black Box

  • “Tavia Gilbert’s girlish tones portray the emotions of thirteen-year-olds perfectly: the fast, eager speech when talking about an enthusiasm, the hesitancy when talking to a special boy, the sad whispers when referring to a sick sibling. When Gilbert turns her vocal talents to the adults in Matilda’s life, she captures their world-weariness in a raspy growl or a sigh. Gilbert makes the most of this slight coming-of-age story.”


  • “The value of friendship and honest emotions permeate this novel, as the characters discover who they are and how they can be there for their friends.”


  • “Crabtree’s portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/17/2011

    " A light and lovely story about three young girls' lives. The main character faces some difficulties when her mother's depression worsens. She turns to her two close friends for support. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackenzy | 4/5/2011

    " it was okay it just really didnt grab my attention! like mrs.neal says: i will never give a book one star becuase the author put their heart and soul into the book and who am i to judge theier heart?

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 5/9/2010

    " A very cute story of 3 6 grade girls. A great bff story and one that touchs on ideas that meaning young teens have about their affect on their world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 3/21/2010

    " Teen book, I listened to the audio book and it was most definitely a light 'read'. Nice story of three middle school friends who are worried about things going on in their lives. Family problems, boy problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 12/10/2009

    " that you should trust your friends.. oh and that magic.. well black magic.. (the worst kind of all) is... preeeeeetty frightening. lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priya | 4/22/2009

    " Discovering Pig Magic was a quick, engrossing read. I loved the whole "pig" aspect of the book, as well as the relationship between Mattie, Ariel, and Nicki. The book didn't wrap up very well, but the story made up for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/14/2009

    " Filled with sweetness and light fluff, but it's a solid coming of age story for 11-14 year old girls. Easily digested. "

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About the Author

Julie Crabtree has published writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Highlights for Children, MotherVerse, and GreenPrints. Passionate about yoga, cooking, and gardening, she lives in Crescent City, California, with her husband and two young daughters.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an Audie Award nominee and the recipient of numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, she is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of her, “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.