The Magic Straw Hat


The Magic Straw Hat by Karen Jonice Bricker is a Finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards: Honorable Mention for Picture Books 5 & Younger

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The Magic Straw Hat is the story of a little girl named Caitie, who takes us on a journey full of adventure and excitement as she discovers her great-grandmother’s straw hat, and the magic it brings along for the ride. Drawing from her Irish roots and family memories, Karen Jonice Bricker combines the real experiences of three generations of women to tell the story of one enchanted afternoon.

Like her great-grandmother’s arrival in America, Caitie faces many ups and downs, but she ultimately discovers a new-found hope, and a special friend. Join Caitie as she learns the true magic of her great-grandmother’s straw hat, and reveal a little true magic of your own.

About the Author

For Karen Jonice Bricker, storytelling was a regular nighttime occurrence when her children were young. If a story became a favorite, Karen would receive a “two thumbs up,” and the story would then be repeated time and time again. Now, Karen brings the stories to readers of all ages. A former early childhood teacher, Karen lives in Southeastern Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.



Additional information

Weight9.952 oz
Dimensions9 × 6 × .42760 in

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