“I don’t really remember my parents. They went missing when I was two. I think there’s something weird about their story. I’m going to use magic to find out what really happened. I’m also using magic to go to Paris, Uganda and Spain. I’m hoping my best friend Hurley Bingenworth will come with me. One thing’s for sure, he’s bringing his marble collection! And we’re finally going to outsmart Xavier Serrano, the meanest bully in Chicago.”
What if you could travel the world, go back in time and eat your favorite foods along the way, all the while unraveling the mystery of your missing parents?
Recently moved to Chicago with her legal guardian, fifth-grader Selma Calderon wants to use her magic to explore the world. She’s planning trips to Paris to taste a café au lait and a chocolate-filled croissant, to Uganda to see the mountain gorillas with her best friend, Hurley, and to Alhambra, Spain to visit the great palaces. But she’s not supposed to use magic without permission from Guadey, her guardian, not even to do her homework. Or deal with the school bully, or the creepy principal. Or to uncover the mystery of her parents who went missing when she was four. Will Selma finally uncover the truth about her parents and get to learn more magic, or will her impatience land her in some deep time-travel trouble?