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Release: Initial release was in 1995

The story begins with Megan, Keisha, and Alison planning Christmas festivities. New-girl Heather is Jewish and has never celebrated Christmas. Heather is afraid to tell her friends because she's afraid they will judge her.

Alison, Heather, Keisha, and Megan find a golden key that turns out to unlock the attic in a neighbor's old Victorian house. Once inside, Keisha spots a trunk filled with wonderful costumes-ball gowns, a ballet tutu, and many, many more. It's not long before the best friends find beautiful dresses that seem meant for them. And when they stand together in front of the old-fashioned mirror, they suddenly find themselves on an adventure in the past!

At first they don't know what's happened, or how to help the young girl whose Christmas party seems ruined. Why does she look so familiar? And how will they ever get back home? The answers they discover are the beginnings of the Magic Attic Club.

The adventure also gives Heather the courage to share her religious views with the other members and they end up finding a way to include Heather in their own winter festivities.

Time: Winter Break, around Christmas

Adventure Location

Ellie's House in the 1930's

Adventure Characters

Younger Ellie (See Ellie Goodwin)

Margaret Goodwin (See Ellie Goodwin)

Charles Goodwin (See Ellie Goodwin)

Ellie's Grandmother (See Ellie Goodwin)

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Illustrations by Rich Grote and Ed Tadiello



  • Pink t-shirt and pink jumper
  • Striped shirt and pink jumper
  • Black patent knap-sack, flowered hat, paint set, key necklace, membership card, plastic hairbrush
  • Fuchsia party dress, white hair ribbon, white tights, black shoes


  • Yellow jumper
  • Yellow vest and skirt
  • Book bag, sunflower hat, eyeglasses, case, key necklace, membership card, plastic hairbrush
  • Star party dress w/ waist tie ribbon, hair ribbon, tights, and shoes


  • Purple buttons jumper with white top
  • Purple overalls outfit with polka dot top
  • Nylon fanny pack, hat, photo album, key necklace, membership card, plastic hairbrush
  • Butterfly party dress, hair ribbon, tights, and shoes


  • Robin's egg blue outfit
  • Jean jacket and jeans outfit with pink top
  • Nylon backpack, baseball cap, soccer ball, key necklace, membership card, plastic hairbrush
  • Blue velveteen party dress, hat, tights, and shoes

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