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The Magic Diary of Mozambique

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Magic Diary of Mozambique

by Chris Stiles

A magic diary grants wishes: Good grades, popular friends, lavish gifts. But there are consequences to these wishes.

 About 60 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
2 M | 8 W


Unit Set


 42 pages

Comedy
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"A diary? What kind of present is that? I can get a diary at Wal-Mart."

Darla feels invisible and that nothing goes her way. She wishes she had a better life. When her globetrotting sister gives her a diary, Darla thinks it's just another dumb present. Then, bizarre things start happening and suddenly EVERYTHING'S going Darla's way.

The diary, she discovers, gives her everything she wishes for: good grades, popular friends, lavish gifts from her parents… She's the top dog!

But there are consequences to being on top. Killer roses, an out-of-control golf game and a raccoon invasion send Darla into a tizzy. How will she make it right? Be careful what you wish for.

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