Lucy Maud Montgomery
Those fans of Anne of Green Gables will find much to recognize in this book. There is an imaginative, vibrant girl in a household with stern (though loving) adults; she gets into and out of trouble; her imagination worries her elders. However, there is less vigor than in the Anne books. Magic For Marigold is a vignette novel; there seems to be no clear direction or story arc, and a reader who expects great revelations or character development will be disappointed.
Montogmery's descriptive powers are still going strong with this book, so it should be enjoyable for those who think the process of reading is as necessary as the destination of a concrete plot.