The Rules of Magic


In Alice Hoffman’s prequel to her bestselling novel Practical Magic, readers learn about an earlier generation of Owens children – Franny, Jet, and Vincent – and their lives in 1960s New York City. It’s absolutely magical! (paperback, 2017)

Acclaim for The Rules of Magic:

“[T]his is a novel that begins with the words, ‘Once upon a time,’ and its strength is a Hoffman hallmark: the commingling of fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle. The Owens children can’t escape who they are. Like the rest of us, they have to figure out the best way to put their powers to use.” – The New York Times Book Review

“Hoffman has conjured up another irresistible novel in The Rules of Magic. This is the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages , savoring your final moments with the characters.” – USA Today (4/4 Stars)

“Everything  fans of a much-loved book could hope for in a prequel.” – Kirkus Reviews

Other books in the Practical Magic series:

Practical Magic -25th Anniversary edition

Magic Lessons -The first book in the series


Additional information

Weight.7 lbs